Conventional Air Advising in the Combat Environment: Capabilities Based-Assessment on the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Airs Future Efforts with the Afghan Air Force
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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Since 1919, Afghanistans Air Force has shared a unique relationship with the Air Advising mission. The United States led North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO, Train, Advise, and Assist Command-Air TAAC-A mission has been essential to the development of Afghanistans Air Force. Changes in the strategy for achieving a safe and secure Afghanistan, by both the Afghanistan government and NATO, have generated additional requirements and presented new challenges for the Afghan Air Force AAF and their ability to support Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducting Internal Defense and Counter-Terrorism missions. Recent efforts to modernize the AAF comes at a time when the coalition has moved away from a time-line focused mission to one that is conditions-based. A capabilities-based assessment is needed to identify capability gaps within the AAF, assess current and future capabilities and capacity, and determine how the TAAC-A Advisors can mitigate these shortfalls across the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, and Facilities spectrum.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Military Aircraft Operations