The Afghan War in 2013 : meeting the challenges of transition. Volume III, Security and the ANSF /

After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will depend on the future of Afghan politics, governance, corruption, development, security, a...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cordesman, Anthony H. (Author)
Corporate Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Other Authors: Gold, Bryan, Hess, Ashley
Format: Book
Published: Washington, D.C. : Lanham, Maryland : Center for Strategic & International Studies ; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013]
Table of Contents:
  • Executive summary
  • Uncertain military progress : tactical encounters do not measure overall progress or success
  • (Politically driven?) plans for transitioning provinces and districts
  • Money fights as well as talks : ANSF funding during and after 2014
  • Dealing with the ANSF as another uncertain element of transition
  • Shaping the ANA : the core of Afghan mission-capable forces
  • Accepting the real-world capability of the police forces
  • The Afghan Local Police (ALP)
  • Private security contractors and the Afghan public protection force
  • Insider attacks : "green-on-blue" and "green-on-green"
  • US and ISAF withdrawal with or without adequate advisors, trainers, partners, and enablers?
  • Creating adequate Afghan security forces
  • The underlying need to debate staying in Afghanistan.