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Afghan Special Operations has Taliban on run in Herat

By Staff Sgt. Richard Lowe DVIDS HERAT PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army special forces actions caused insurgents to flee from a known Taliban stronghold Aug. 18 in Herat province’s Shindand district. Afghan commandos from the 4th Special Operations Kandak were patrolling in Abestan village when several Taliban gunmen attacked. The Commandos returned fire, causing their attackers to retreat into nearby Zerakoh valley.  Abestan was a key supply hub for Taliban fighters in ... More

What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More