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Videos on Afghanistan
(listed in chronological order)


Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan. This six minute long video describes the mission of DIA employees who servei in the Afghan conflict. November 11, 2019, DIA.

Resettlement in Afghanistan. This 1 1/2 hour long video features four panaliest discussing the reintegration of former Taliban fighters and their families back into Afghan society. Speakers include John Sopko, Kate Bateman, Scott Worden, and others.

Guardian Angels in Afghanistan, U.S. Army, January 21, 2019, 2 minutes. "Guardian Angels are Soldiers whose primary focus is to provide internal security to Soldiers during combat operations in Afghanistan. Angels focus on all aspects of security threats as well as exit routes in emergency situations to keep their brothers and sisters safe."


TAAC-Air. A two-minute long video about the mission of the Train, Advise, Assist Command - Air in Afghanistan. (DVIDS, December 20, 2018).

Medical Support for RS at MeS, Resolute Support, October 29, 2018. A Dutch medical officer describes her job at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan. (2 mins).

Enabling Afghan Women, Resolute Support, October 29, 2018. The Senior Gender Advisor at Train, Advise, and Assist Command - North (TAAC-North) describes her duties and responsibilities at Mazar-e Shariff in this 2-minute long video.

TAAC-N's Excellence Lies in Great Cooperation, Resolute Support, October 29, 2018, 2 mins. A force protection officer talks about his job at MeS and working with other nations at TAAC-North.

Losing a War in Afghanistan: Countering the Taliban and Understanding U.S. Policies, FDD's Long War Journal, November 16, 2018. A 1 1/2 hour long video of a panel discussion.

The ANDSF Is Only Getting Stronger, Resolute Support Headquarters, July 18, 2018. An operations advisor from 1st SFAB says the Taliban can't win against the ANDSF.

Resolute Support Gender Advisor, Resolute Support Headquarters, July 2, 2018. The RS HQs gender advisor speaks about Afghanistan's gender initiative progress and plans for the future. (DVIDS, 2 mins).

Airdrop of Supplies by Parachute to SOF Teams, Resolute Support Headquarters, July 1, 2018. Supplies are dropped to special operations teams in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

Afghan Female Pilot Graduation, Resolute Support Headquarters, June 28, 2018. Two female aviators graduate from a 15-month long aviation course in the Czech Republic.

One Shot One Kill - ANA Sniper Training, Resolute Support HQs, June 23, 2018. A Marine instructor provides a 2-minute long brief on how Afghan instructors of the 215th ANA Corps in Helmand province are conducting proficiency training on the M24 sniper weapon system.

Expeditionary Advising in Helmand, Resolute Support Headquarters, April 7, 2018. U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest conduct expeditionary advising at brigade level in Marjah and Sangin districts.

New Groundbreaking Facilities for Women in the Afghan National Army, Resolute Support,, April 8, 2018. A daycare center and women's training center is opening at the MoD.

The First Team in and the Last Team Out from Maimanah EAP, Resolute Support, April 2, 2018.

Great teamwork in the first EAP in Northern Afghanistan, Resolute Support, March 24, 2018. TAAC-North assisted by other teams from Kabul deployed an Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP) to Faryab province to assist the ANA 209th Corps.

Progress on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan, United States Institute for Peace (USPI), March 22, 2018. USIP held a one-hour long panel discussion featuring Afghan National Security Advisor H.E. Mohammad Hanif Atmar. Atmar discusses the security challenges in Afghanistan and the path to peace.

Lethal Advantage: Afghan Air Force is ready to strike, Resolute Support, March 22, 2018. This 2-minute long video showcases some of the aircraft of the Afghan Air Force.

Increasing the lethality of the ANDSF from above with support from below, Resolute Support, March 22, 2018. This one-minute video highlights the work of maintenance crews that keep the aircraft flying and equipment functioning.

On Standby: Preparing the U.S. military in Afghanistan to respond to humanitarian operations, Resolute Support HQs, March 22, 2018. A short 1-min video about a course - Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) - in disaster relief taught to U.S. military members by the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

Happy Now Roz 1397. General Nicholson sends greetings and best wishes to the people of Afghanistan for Naw Roz 1397, RS HQs, March 20, 2018.

Women are Making a Change in Afghan Media, Resolute Support HQs, March 16, 2018. A one-minute long video features a media analysts at the Bayan Media Center in Mazar-e Sharif.

Collaboration and Professionalism at Bayan Media Center, Resolute Support, March 16, 2018. Afghan media professionals work closely with advisors from the Train, Advise, and Assist Command - North in supporting the ANDSF in their mission for a secure and stable environment for northern Afghanistan.

ANDSF in the Lead, Resolute Support, February 27, 2018. This 2-min video has some good footage of the Afghan security forces and tells us that the Afghans are in the lead for security. Of course, they have been for quite a few years but just in case we forgot . . .

Secretary Kerry and Gen (ret) McChrystal on Afghanistan, Yale University, February 23, 2018. The topic of Afghanistan and counterterrorism is discussed by a panel held at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. This is a 1 1/2 hour program featuring a former Secretary of State and former ISAF commander.

Preparing for the Future: First Afghans Graduate NATO Course, Resolute Support, February 20, 2018. The first members of the ANDSF graduate from the "Introduction to Operational Planning Course".

Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence? New Evidence from Kandahar, New America, February 16, 2018. This 1 1/2 hour long video of a panel discussion that explores the role of economic interventions in reducing conflict and violence in Kandahar province; report discussed is by Mercy Corps and the Political Violence FieldLab at Yale University.

Camp Commando Afghanistan, Resolute Support, February 15, 2018. A Slovakian Special Forces soldier talks about his job training Afghan SOF. (2-mins).

Directorate S: America's Secret Wars in Afghanstan and Pakistan, New America, February 9, 2018. Steven Coll talks about his new book.
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Blindsided by the Taliban, Carmen Gentile, February 7, 2018. This is the official trailer for of a war journalist's book about how he survived being wounded in Afghanistan and how he dealt with the depression that followed.

Afghan Police Women Driving School, Resolute Support HQs, February 6, 2018. An Afghan policewoman talks about the driving school she is attending sponsored by TAAC-North.

A Force to Reckon With, USFOR-A, February 2, 2018. This two-minute long video highlights the mission of the Czech Republic 9th Force Protection Company - providing a secure environment for the Bagram Ground Defense Area (BGDA).

Operation Afghanistan: The Role of JBER's Spartan Brigade, KTUU 2, February 1, 2018. This 4-min video explains the mission of Train, Advise, and Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan.

Task Force-3 Geronimo Leads the Charge in Force Protection, USFOR-A, February 1, 2018. A U.S. Army unit charged with protecting Bagram Air Field is profiled in this 2-min video.

The Special Mission Wing: Afghanistan's Special Aviation Unit, Resolute Support (30-seconds), January 31, 2018.

The Afghan Commandos Trying to Beat Back the Taliban,, VICE News, January 29, 2018, 5 mins.

Croatian Military Medical Advisor, Resolute Support,, January 28, 2018. This video features a doctor assigned to TAAC North who works at the Regional Military Hospital at Camp Shaheen.

Healing Afghanistan's Heroes, Resolute Support,, January 22, 2018. A short 2-min video about the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital (KRMH).

Rebuilding Darul Aman Palace, Resolute Support,, January 19, 2018. A short 1-min video about the reconstruction of the palace in Kabul.

Reaching the Afghan People, Resolute Support,, January 17, 2018. A short 1-min video about a German advisor working with the media center in Mazar-e-Sharif.

US Marines Transfer Authority in Helmand, Resolute Support,, January 17, 2018. General John Nicholson, commander of RS, speaks at the transfer of authority / command for Task Force Southwest. (1 min).

From the Ground Up: Rebuilding the Afghan Air Force, Resolute Support,, January 14, 2018. A 1-min long video depicting the crew of an Afghan Air Force C-208 conducting a parachute resupply mission.

Interview with IP of AAF's SMW, Resolute Support, DVIDS, 8 Jan 2018. An instructor pilot with the Afghan Air Force's Special Mission Wing talks about his job in this 2-min video.

The Sons of Afghanistan, Resolute Support,, January 7, 2018. A short 1-min long video about the ANA Commandos featuring Colonel Miller, Special Operations Advisory Group (SOAG).

Afghanistan's Special Aviation Unit, NSOCC-A, DVIDS, January 6, 2018. Short video about the Special Mission wing featuring the SMW 4th Squadron commander.

Controlling the Air in Mazar-e-Sharif, Resolute Support,, January 5, 2018. A Hungarian air traffic controller describes her job advising Afghans at the M-e-S airport.

Afghan Commandos Have a Message for the Taliban, Resolute Support,, January 2, 2018.


Afghan Commandos at the 3rd SOK, Resolute Support,, December 20, 2017.
Commandos of the 3rd Special Operations Kandak conduct training in Kandahar.

Progress Made by RS in 2017, Resolute Support,, December 27, 2017. General Nicholson, cdr of RS, explains the significant progress made in 2017 against the Taliban in this 46-second long video.

Georgian Ranger Company Keeps RS HQ Safe Day and Night, Resolute Support,, December 17, 2017.

Kabul Garrison Command: Keeping the Capital City Safe, Resolute Support,, December 12, 2017. (2 mins).

Doubling the Afghan Commando Force, Resolute Support, December 6, 2017. One-minute video about new Commandos graduating from the schoolhouse.

President Ashraf Ghani Remarks at 7th Conference of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process,, December 1, 2017.

Commando Force 333: Undefeated, Resolute Support HQs, December 1, 2017. The Commander of RS speaks to the commandos after viewing a demonstration of their capabilities.

Herat Mountain Warfare Graduation, Resolute Support HQs, November 27, 2017. Video highlights the advanced mountain warfare techniques and urban combat skills practiced by the ANA in Herat province. The Mountain Warfare Training Center was established with the assistance of the Italian Alpini.

NATO Ambassador to Afghanistan on Future Elections, Resolute Support, November 21, 2017.

Afghan Security Forces on the Offensive, Resolute Support, November 11, 2017. In this 30-second video General Nicholson of RS HQs explains how the growth of the ANA Commandos, MoI's Special Police Units, and the Afghan Air Force will be a game changer in the 2018 fighting.

Back to the Future in Afghanistan, Harriman Institute at  Columbia University, October 30, 2017. An examination of how Russia and the U.S. could possibly cooperate in Afghanistan. (1 1/2 hours long).

EAPs Prove Vital to ANDSF Success in Helmand, DVIDS, September 21, 2017. The advisors of Task Force Southwest are now advising at levels below corps and zone. Watch a 2-minute video describing the advisors job at brigade and kandak level in Helmand province.

The Non-Military Components of the United State's Strategy in Afghanistan, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), September 8, 2017. This panel discussion explores the political and economic elements that an effective U.S. strategy must include with insight on the emerging role that multilateral institutions can play in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Policy Under Trump, New America, September 8, 2017. The New America International Security Program recently held a one hour plus panel discussion on the new strategic policy for Afghanistan. Peter Bergen, John Dempsey, and Ioannis Koskinas provide their perspective.

In the Warlord's Shadow: Village Stability Operations in Afghanistan, New America, September 8, 2017. A book author, Dan Green, talks about the VSO program established by U.S. SOF in Afghanistan.

Going Through Flight School in a Combat Zone, Resolute Support, September 8, 2017. A U.S. Army pilot talks about his experience with the student pilots of the Afghan Air Force.

Mi-17 - A Platform in Transition, CENTCOM Public Affairs, September 6, 2017. A two-minute video of the current mission of the Mi-17 and plans to transition from the Mi-17 to the UH-60 Black Hawk.

Afghan Pilots Launch on a Mission, Resolute Support, September 5, 2017. AAF pilots prepare and arm their helicopters for a mission in the Mazar-e-Sharif region.

August 26, 2017. "Interview: Top U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan Discusses New South Asian Strategy",  Radio Free Europe. General John Nicholson talks on future involvement of the United States in Afghanistan.

July 21, 2017. "The Longest War", The Aspen Institute. A panel discussion featuring Shah Nazar Khan, First Secretary, Embassy of Pakistan; James Cunningham, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan: Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States; and Robin Raphel, Former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia. (1 hr 15 mins).

July 10, 2017. "CSTC-A Cdr on Need for UH-60s for AAF", The Deputy Commander of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan explains the need for more rotary-wing assets for the Afghan Air Force and tries to justify the need for the very expensive, complicated, and hard-to-maintain UH-60 Blackhawk as the solution.

July 6, 2017. RSM: For the Future of Afghanistan, posted by SHAPE NATO on The one-minute long video explains the transition from the International Security Force Assistance (ISAF) mission to the Resolute Support mission.

June 21, 2017. United Nations Security Council Debate on the Situation in Afghanistan, posted by "UNAfghanistan" on The Afghan ambassador to the UN addresses the UN Security Council.

June 15, 2017. Task Force Southwest supports ANDSF Maiwand Three operations. A Resolute Support video, 1-min long. Advisors talk on how they are assisting the 215th Corps with operational planning for Maiwand Three.

June 14, 2017. Engaging with Afghan civil society. A Resolute Support HQ video, 1-min long, with Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) of NATO to Afghanistan expressing his thoughts on how ". . . civil society is a key driver of change in . . ." Afghanistan.

June 13, 2017. Afghan soldiers complete mechanic training. A maintenance chief of the 215th Corps in Helmand province tells us how the U.S. is helping his men perform their mission. (RS HQs video, 1-min).

June 8, 2017. ANDSF Roadmap. A Resolute Support HQs 2-min video by the RS HQs Chief of Staff outlines the key components of the ANDSF 4-year Roadmap.

April 19, 2017. A Soldier's Eye View of Afghanistan. A BBC World Service documentary. 53 minute long podcast from the perspective of Russian, U.S., British, and Afghan soldier's.

April 16, 2017. McMaster Speaks Out About Situation in Afghanistan. Tolo News. A 7-min interview by the U.S. National Security Advisor during his visit to Kabul.

March 21, 2017. The Future of Afghanistan: A Conversation with H.E. Dr. Hamdullah Mobib, video hosted by New America and moderated by CEO of Hoplite Group.

A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan, SOAS University of London, March 20, 2017. Dr. David Mansfield delivers this one hour long lecture.

February 16, 2017. Why Invest in Afghanistan, posted on YouTube by Afghanistan Embassy Washington, D.C. 5-minute long video. Loaded with facts, figures, and optimism.

February 9, 2017. "Afghan Special Forces Training B-Roll", DVIDS

February 3, 2017. Four Seasons of Beautiful Bamyan, a film by Rowana Film Production, 8-min video posted by Afghanistan Embassy Washington on YouTube.

January 9, 2017. Fighting floods and avalances in beautiful Jawzari, a 5-min video about planting trees to improve the environment in Bamyan province. United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

January 5, 2017. Passing the Baton 2017: America's Role in the World, posted on by the United States Institute of Peace. Scott Worden, director of Afghanistan and Central Asia programs for USIP, talks in this 2-min long video of the importance of maintaining civilian and military assistance to Afghanistan.

January 3, 2017. Afghan Civilian Meteorologists integrated at KAIA, posted on by Resolute Support.


January 2016. The Unseen Afghanistan. From Khyber Khan. 4-min video of Afghan landscape filmed via drone.

December 29, 2016. Kandahar Airfield: 2016 Year in Review. A short 2-min video showing how busy the 451st Air Expeditionary Group at Kandahar was during 2016.

December 26, 2016. Afghanistan Battlefield Circulation, Resolute Support HQs, posted on

December 6, 2016. Afghanistan in 2016: a Survey of the Afghan People, Asia Foundation. This 6-min long video posted on describes how the annual survey is conducted every year.

November 18, 2016. UN General Assembly resolution on "The Situation in Afghanistan", the Afghan ambassador speaks to the UN Assembly.

October 10, 2016. The Afghanistan War: A Timeline, Task & Purpose, October 10, 2016. An 8-minute video of combat footage starting in 2001 and going to 2016.

October 2, 2016. Political and Human Rights of Women. European Union in Afghanistan. The 4-min long video focuses on women's basic rights as well as their political involvement. The video also hightlights the achievements, persisting challenges, and future plans.

September 27, 2016. Economic Opportunity for Women, by Mercy Corps. This short 5-min long video depicts how Mercy Corps provides jobs.

September 21, 2016. Afghanistan's Proudest Achievement: Reviving Afghan Security and Defense Forces, An Afghan government IO video. If only it were true.

July 20, 2016. Afghanistan and Central Asia. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). A 90 minute video of presentation and discussion on security situation in Afghanistan and impact on Central Asia.

June 18, 2016. What will happen in Afghanistan as Obama leaves office?, Public Broadcasting System (PBS), 6 minutes.

June 17, 2016. Future of Afghanistan. Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib talked about his perspective on the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, as well as the future of Afghanistan and the war against the Taliban. C-SPAN Washington Journal, 38 minutes.

June 2, 2016. His Excellency Hamdullah Mohib: Afghanistan: A Transformation in Progress, World Affairs Council. Karl Eikenberry hosts a discussion with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States. (1 hour).

May 26, 2016. Afghan Operational Update by BG Cleveland, DCOS COM, RS, Resolute Support HQs. 27-minute video highlights major news and issues of the Afghan conflict in the May 2016 timeframe.

May 20, 2016. Training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Police, Resolute Support HQs. An Italian Carabinieri advisor from Herat, Afghanistan comments on his advisory role at the Afghan National Police Training Center in Herat province. Posted on, 2 mins.

May 19, 2016. Sahar Speaks: Empowering Afghan women to share their stories, posted on The Future of News. A 5-min long video about the lack of Afghan women working for foreign news outlets.

May 12, 2016. Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism, the Afghan spokesman to the United Nations provides his thoughts at UN Security Council. Posted on, 6 mins long.

May 5, 2016. Resolute Support Spokesman Briefs Reporters. BG Charles H. Cleveland, deputy chief of staff for communications for Resolute Support mission, updates Pentagon reporters in Afghanistan via teleconference. He explains the RS mission, provides info on the Kunduz MSF medical clinic attack, and answers reporters questions.

April 31, 2016. Terror at the TV Station, 23-minute long documentary on bombings in Kabul and terror threats against Afghan news media.

February 13, 2016. Remarks by H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Munich Security Conference, posted by UN Afghanistan on, 13 minutes. He says the fight in Afghanistan is not a civil war but a global threat; and adds that the Islamic State and al Qaeda still pose threats to Afghanistan as well.

February 12, 2016. Afghan Security Forces, C-SPAN. Defense Department officials testified at a hearing on capital hill before the House Armed Services Committee on Oversight and Investigations of the status of U.S. efforts to train and assist the Afghan National Security forces. (2 hours long).

February 9, 2016. The Afghan People Want Peace, interview of General Yaftali, commander of 203rd ANA Corps. Posted by Resolute Support HQs on, 2 mins long.

February 8, 2016. Kuchi Nomads: Struggling and Stateless in War-Torn Lands, Radio Free Europe. A 3-min long video on the Afghan nomads.

February 4, 2016. Situation in Afghanistan, General Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support Mission, testifies before the U.S. Senate Armed Services committee. (2 hours long).

January 11, 2016. The Resolute Support Mission. This one-minute long video by Resolute Support HQs explains the RS NATO mission.


December 9, 2015. A 2-min long video features MG Jeff Buchanan visiting TAAC-West in Herat.

December 9, 2015. A 2-min long video about IED training to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) in Herat by RS HQs personnel.

November 20, 2015. "Afghanistan's Female Warlord", Radio Free Europe. A 4 minute long video about a female commander of a private militia group.

November 5, 2015. "RS Update #7", IED training in 207th Corps, 7th ID passes the colors at TAAC-South. By Resolute Support HQs, 5 mins long.

March 23, 2015. "Ambassador James Dobbins on State-Strengthening in Afghanistan 2001-2014", United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

March 19, 2015. "Afghan Faces: The Photographer", NATO Channel posted on A snapshot into the life of a Kabul-based photographer. Ahmad Sohrab Taki likes to gather scenic shots from all provinces in Afghanistan, though this is sometimes not possible because of the security situation. (3 minutes).

March 19, 2015. "This is How Afghanistan Can Become Peaceful and Prosperous", European Union (EU) in Afghanistan, (2 mins). Video says that Afghanistan is a natural corridor for trade and transit and that regional cooperation with other countries in the neighorhood is crucial.

January 27, 2015. "American Forum - The U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan: Why We Lost - and What Did We Learn?", A panel discussion with Daniel Bolger and John Nagl presented by the Miller Center of the University of Virginia. Both are retired U.S. Army officers who have wrote books about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Video is one hour long.

February 10, 2015. "88 Days to Kandahar". Posted by New America on YouTube. Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan found himself directing the country's "southern campaign", orchestrate the final defeat of the Taliban, and helping with the rise to power of Hamid Karzai. In his new book Grenier recounts his experience during this critical time. In this video, hosted by Peter Bergen, Grenier discusses his new book.


March 1, 2014. Inside the Afghan National Army,  VICE Media, Inc. Vice News embeds with the 205th ANA Corps at Camp Hero, Kandahar during the later part of 2013. This 45 minute long video was published on


May 27, 2013. "This Is What Winning Looks Like", VICE Media, Inc. A documentary by Ben Anderson, a journalist and filmmaker, who spent time with a U.S. Marine Police Advisory Team (PAT) in Sangin district, Helmand province during 2012. He documents the challenges faced by the PAT as they try to mold the Afghan National Police into a professional police force. A 1 1/2 hour long video published on May 27, 2013 and posted on

March 31, 2013. "APU: Eagles of Afghanistan". Kuchi Films Afghanistan. Thjis 5 minute long video features the special forces men of the Afghan Partner Units (APU).


2011. Afghanistan: War Without End, BBC. One-hour long documentary.

December 31, 2010. "A Strategy of Commitment". Gail McCabe reports on how a strategy of commitment is starting to pay dividends.(DVIDS, 22 mins).


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