Accession Number:

ADA482681

Title:

Afghanistan Security: U.S. Efforts to Develop Capable Afghan Police Forces Face Challenges and Need a Coordinated, Detailed Plan to Help Ensure Accountability

Descriptive Note:

Congressional testimony

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2008-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Since 2005, the Department of Defense Defense, with support from the Department of State State, has directed U.S. efforts to develop the Afghan National Police ANP into a force capable of enforcing the rule of law and supporting actions to defeat insurgency, among other activities. This testimony discusses the following 1 U.S. efforts to develop a capable ANP 2 challenges that affect the development of a capable ANP and 3 GAO analysis of U.S. efforts to develop a coordinated, detailed plan for completing and sustaining the Afghan National Security Forces ANSF, which comprise the ANP and the Afghan National Army ANA. This statement is based on a concurrently issued GAO report titled Afghanistan Security Further Congressional Action May Be Needed to Ensure Completion of a Detailed Plan to Develop and Sustain Capable Afghan National Security Forces, GAO-08-661 Washington, D.C. June 18, 2008. To help ensure coordination and accountability of U.S. efforts to build a capable ANSF and facilitate assessment of progress, GAO has encouraged Congress to consider conditioning a portion of future appropriations on completion of a coordinated, detailed plan. Defense disagreed with conditioning future funding and State expressed similar concerns. GAO maintains that further action is needed to ensure completion of a coordinated, detailed plan.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE