The success of transitioning security responsibility to the Afghans is contingent upon their willingness and ability to receive the handoff.
This monograph provides a framework for understanding operational art in counterinsurgency campaigns. In addition to the framework, the monograph describes how one set of strategic civil-military leaders achieved sufficient alignment in order to produce unity of effort and coherency of action throughout the civil-military organization.
Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the subject of Afghanistan. December 2, 2009.
It is a strategic mistake for decision makers in Washington to buy-in to the Taliban’s propaganda efforts.
This document describes the American forces available for deployment to Afghanistan in the coming year.
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.