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DoD Support to NATO International Security Assistance Force

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DoD personnel who are responsible for supporting and participating in future training for International Security Assistance Force ISAF events should read this report. It discusses how DoD is supporting North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO training centers, programs, and events for ISAF. NATO is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1949. NATO provides a forum for North American and European countries to consult on security issues of common concern and take joint corrective action. NATO is an intergovernmental organization in which each member country retains its sovereignty. NATO decisions are made jointly by the member countries based on consensus. NATO ISAF was established in 2001 by the United Nations. The ISAF mission is to conduct military operations to assist the Government of Afghanistan in establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment. NATO ISAF conducts these operations with the Afghan National Security Forces to assist in extending Government authority and influence, help with Afghanistans reconstruction, and contribute to regional stability. DoD has supported and stands ready to continue to support NATO ISAF training for headquarters, regional commands, and individuals based on NATOs ISAF training requirements identified in July 2006. Unless training requirements are continually updated to reflect changes in the composition of ISAF and the evolution of operations in Afghanistan, DoD may not be able to provide up-to-date training support to coalition forces to prepare them for duty in ISAF. Therefore, DoD should continuously work with NATO to update and validate training requirements see the Finding section of the report for the detailed recommendations.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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