Accession Number:

ADA582174

Title:

Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

The conflict in Afghanistan has shifted into a fundamentally new phase. For the past 11 years, the United States and our coalition partners have led the fight against the Taliban, but now Afghan forces are conducting almost all combat operations. The progress made by the International Security Assistance Force ISAF-led surge over the past three years has put the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan GIRoA firmly in control of all of Afghanistan s major cities and 34 provincial capitals and driven the insurgency into the countryside. ISAF s primary focus has largely transitioned from directly fighting the insurgency to training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Security Forces ANSF in their efforts to hold and build upon these gains, enabling a U.S. force reduction of roughly 34,000 personnel half the current force in Afghanistan by February 2014.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE