Afghan National Police (ANP)
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.
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 most recent Washington Post article written by ISW's Dr. Kimberly Kagan, LTG James M. Dubik, and AEI's Frederick W. Kagan, on the state of Afghanistan's security forces.
The day after Gen. Stanley McChrystal sent his strategic assessment to the Pentagon, the call for retreat is already being sounded, this time, from columnist George Will.
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.
Establishing a Police Force for Afghanistan
Laith Khazali, a senior member of the Iranian-backed Shi’a militia group Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), was transferred from U.S. custody to the Iraqi government on June 6, 2009 and subsequently released.