Tribal and Locality Dynamics in Afghanistan: A View from the National Military Academy of Afghanistan
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY NETWORK SCIENCE CENTER (NSC)
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This report describes Afghan cadet projects, cadet, faculty and interpreter discussions, faculty and interpreter classes, prototype models and prototype tools developed during five months February to July, 2009 at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan NMAA. The report also describes subsequent efforts to expand the lessons learned and develop additional approaches and tools to collect and analyze data useful in understanding tribal and locality dynamics as they affect counterinsurgency COIN operations in Afghanistan. The thread of commentary and analysis linking these activities summarize initial results of efforts to understand tribal and locality dynamics of Afghanistan. The recent thread of development efforts for modeling and sharing tactical information are extended to discuss the implications for modeling and simulation of tribal and locality dynamics as they affect tactical level operational outcomes. Finally, the lessons learned while at NMAA in Afghanistan are related to earlier experiences accumulated from 1969 to 1970 in the Republic of Vietnam RVN as a District Senior Advisor in Phu Thu District, Thua Thien Province.
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