Accession Number:

ADA510869

Title:

A State Partnership Program (SPP) for Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A National Guard State Partnership Program SPP for Afghanistan will advance Afghan security and stability, build partnership capacity, enhance local governance and development, and promote a long-term, enduring relationship in support of a U.S. strategic partnership with that country. The SPP would be conducted as an integral part of U.S. Central Commands USCENTCOM Security Cooperation strategy, which has already established successful SPPs with the nearby Central Asian states of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Research reveals that a SPP is consistent with both U.S. National Military Strategy NMS and USCENTCOMs Theater Security Cooperation Plan TSCP, and that positive SPP results in neighboring countries bodes well for similar success in Afghanistan. This project examines the congruence of U.S. strategy with regard to the role of stability and cooperation operations, how SPPs complement such strategies, and how SPPs have already contributed positively to other countries in that region. Finally, it recommends a state partner that would be beneficial to that country and to U.S. national interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE