For more information on Helmand, Afghanistan, see Operation Moshtarak: Preparing for the Battle of Marjah, by Jeffrey Dressler.
This Backgrounder is the first installment in a series of reports analyzing the battle for Marjah in Helmand province.
As future colonels, generals and senior sergeants major, you will be responsible not only for figuring out what should be reformed and what conserved, but also for directing and supervising necessary changes.
This report documents Afghanistan’s politics as they evolved in 2009, and examines the implications they will have for the way forward.
ISW President Kimberly Kagan writes about the Afghanistan troop increase in her role as a national security columnist for the Washington Examiner.