Accession Number:

ADA592708

Title:

Envisioning NATO Partnership Presence in Afghanistan from 2014 to 2020

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NATO DEFENSE COLL ROME (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Following the agreement to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan in 2014, efforts continue to build competent Afghan National Security Forces ANSF and transition provincial security to the ANSF. Now is the time, with transition operations underway, for NATO leadership to determine what it will commit to Afghanistan as part of its Strategic Partnership Declaration after 2014. Knowing that any NATO commitment must be agreed upon by all 28 member nations, each countrys contribution must be able to withstand critical scrutiny over the expected costs, political support, consequential risks, and the over-arching idea of maintaining good membership status with the United States and the rest of the alliance. This study will present three options for NATO to pursue to meet its commitments to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan GIRoA, and to continue to meet the international goal of creating a secure Afghanistan that denies a safe haven to terrorists.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE