Given the fact that President Obama seems concerned about how to reduce U.S. presence in Afghanistan after a surge, expanding the quality and quantity of the Afghan forces ought to be a priority.
Afghan National Army (ANA)
This paper is an analysis of the policy implications of President Karzai’s second inaugural address.
Key Facts on Afghanistan
A Joint Institute for the Study of War - American Enterprise Institute Report
By Dr. Kimberly Kagan and Dr. Frederick W. Kagan
The Enemy in Afghanistan
Dr. Kimberly Kagan (ISW) and Dr. Fred Kagan (AEI) have produced a second report considering how enemy groups would respond to several US Policy scenarios.
To win in Afghanistan requires troops on the ground. More analysis by Fred and Kim Kagan.
ISW contributor James Fussell speaks about US forces moving out of Kunar and Nuristan provinces on NPR's Morning Edition. Mr. Fussell recently co-authored an ISW report on Eastern Afghanistan.
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.