Accession Number:

ADA571534

Title:

Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

During the reporting period of April 1 to September 30, 2012, the Coalition and our Afghan partners blunted the insurgent summer offensive, continued to transition the Afghan National Security Forces ANSF into security lead, pushed violence out of most populated areas, and coalition member nations signed several international agreements to support the long-term stability and security of Afghanistan. In May, President Obama and President Karzai signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, reflecting the two governments desire for an enduring partnership. At the May 2012 Chicago Summit, North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO - International Security Assistance Force ISAF nations also pledged to support Afghanistan through 2017. This was followed in July by the Tokyo Conference, at which the international community declared its support for Afghanistan by linking specific reforms in governance and rule-of-law by the Afghan government with sustained financial assistance through 2015. During the reporting period enemy-initiated attacks EIAs were up one percent compared to the same period last year, due in large part to a shortened poppy harvest employing low-level insurgents far less than in past years. However, EIAs are down 3 percent from January to September 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, after dropping nine percent in 2011 compared to 2010. EIAs are now disproportionately occurring outside of populated areas, and the security of many of Afghanistan s largest cities increased substantially during the reporting period.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE