Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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Afghan security forces are now successfully providing security for their own people, fighting their own battles, and holding the gains made by the International Security Assistance Force ISAF in the last decade. This is a fundamental shift in the course of the conflict. The Afghan National Security Forces ANSF have seen their capabilities expand rapidly since 2009, while insurgent territorial influence and kinetic capabilities have remained static. During the 2012 fighting season, ISAF led the fight against the insurgency, helping to put the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan GIRoA firmly in control of all of Afghanistan s major cities and 34 provincial capitals. During the 2013 fighting season, the ANSF led the fight, and have consolidated GIRoA s control of Afghanistan s urban areas. The fact that the ANSF a force in its infancy five years ago can now maintain the gains made by a coalition of 50 nations with the best trained and equipped forces in the world is a significant accomplishment.
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