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Author Cordesman, Anthony H

Title Can Afghan forces be effective by transition? : Afghanistan and the uncertain metrics of progress, part five / Anthony H. Cordesman
Published Washington, DC : Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2011


Description 1 online resource (124 pages) : color illustrations, color maps (digital, PDF file)
Summary This most recent report highlights the progress and challenges in creating the Afghan national security forces necessary to defeat the Taliban and other insurgents and allow a transition in which Afghanistan assumes responsibility for most military, internal security and police action. At the same time, Afghan force development is moving at a pace that will require large numbers of trainers and partners, and substantial US and other outside funding and support well beyond 2014. It is not yet clear whether the ANSF can really transition to a self-supporting force until after 2020. There are key shortfalls in foreign trainers and in partners for the police. Efforts to increase fully balanced forces with adequate leadership command structures, and logistics/sustainability are just being put into place. Above all, it is too early to judge how well ANSF units will perform without ISAF aid
Notes "Working draft: June 13, 2011"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Title from cover screen (viewed on June 15, 2011)
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Reader
Subject Afghanistan. National Security Forces -- Evaluation
Afghan National Police -- Evaluation
SUBJECT Afghanistan National Security Forces. fast (OCoLC)fst01775601
Subject Afghan War, 2001-2021.
Police -- Afghanistan -- Finance
Police training -- Afghanistan
Armed Forces -- Finance.
Police -- Finance.
Police training.
SUBJECT Afghanistan -- Armed Forces -- Finance
Afghanistan -- Armed Forces -- Training
Subject Afghanistan.
Form Electronic book
Author Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Other Titles Afghanistan and the uncertain metrics of progress, part five