Accession Number:

ADA532384

Title:

Policing in Afghanistan-Reform that Respects Tradition: Need for a Strategic Shift

Descriptive Note:

Final study rept. Aug 2009-Apr 2010

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING PROGRAM

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

Absent a strategic shift in the ongoing efforts to build an Afghan National Police ANP force, the USG and its coalition partners will continue to create an organization that is ineffective at both counterinsurgency and policing. The JAWP team recommends an adjusted approach less focused on the number of personnel trained and more focused on building a credible, professional, police force. To achieve overall sustainable security and justice, this force would need to be supported by a concurrently developed and balanced holistic justice system and complemented by the government-supported utilization of the traditional, customary rural justice and security systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE