This document describes the American forces available for deployment to Afghanistan in the coming year.
Regional Command Capital
ISW's Senior Fellow LTG James Dubik speaks with Mary Louise of National Public Radio on the need for more U.S. troops to train Afghans.
Dr. Kimberly Kagan of ISW and Dr. Frederick W. Kagan of AEI team up to produce a detailed PowerPoint presentation on Afghanistan force requirements based on GEN. McChrystal's strategic review.
The latest Washington Examiner opinion piece by ISW President Dr. Kimberly Kagan in the Washington Examiner.
More U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan in part because there are too few Afghan National Security Forces, and they are not yet effective enough to conduct counterinsurgency missions.
ISW's daily roundup of international news reporting on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the surrounding region.
Establishing a Police Force for Afghanistan
Sec. Gates and Adm. Mullen discuss the replacement of General David McKiernan with Lt. General Stanley McChrystal
Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is a group of fighters whose main area of operation is northeastern Afghanistan, such as the provinces of Kunar, Laghman and Paktia.