Accession Number : ADA608711


Title :   Developing Sustainable Afghan National Security Forces


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Jeremy D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a608711.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 149


Abstract : The thesis addresses the development of the current Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). This topic was chosen because the international community, in consultation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has established 2014 as the time the ANSF will assume full responsibility for Afghanistan's security. My primary research question is to determine whether the international community has synchronized its efforts and aligned the proper resources necessary to build capacity for the ANSF to adequately sustain their forces. The international community expended tremendous resources to man, equip, and train the ANSF since its formation in 2002. In many ways, ANSF development is similar to the development of the Iraqi Security Forces and Army of the Republic of Vietnam. This study examines the development of these three nations within the Army's DOTMLPF framework to answer the research question. In conclusion, the findings indicate that the international community has synchronized efforts and aligned resources to build ANSF capacity and the supporting institutions to sustain it by 2014; however, the Afghan government will require ongoing external financial support.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , AFGHANISTAN , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , NATIONAL SECURITY , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE