Accession Number:

ADA589300

Title:

NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and the Challenges of Building Partnership Capacity

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

As part of the Bonn Agreement in December, 2001, the participants of the talks agreed that security of Afghanistan must be left to the Afghan people. The 30 member Afghan Interim Authority at that time requested assistance from the international community to establish and train its security forces. This set the stage for NATO and non-NATO contributions to build the security mechanism for Afghanistan. This Strategic Research Paper SRP primarily focuses its attention on the Afghan National Police development within the larger NTM-A training responsibilities for the ANSF. It will examine the complexities and challenges existing in a multinational headquarters and its formations to include command and control structure, lack of available trainers quality and quantity of trainers, potential cultural biases, ANP force structure and resourcing ANSF for the long term. This paper will analyze and discuss the aforementioned topics and identify possible solutions to lead the United States and NATO to its end state in building a realistic and credible security force for Afghanistan.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE