U.S. President Barack Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday to discuss the role of international forces in Afghanistan over the next two years.
Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF)
Dr. Frederick W. Kagan and Dr. Kimberly Kagan spent 150 days in Afghanistan in 2010 and lay out the key details of their latest report, "Defining Success in Afghanistan."
"With a new commander and a renewed commitment from the commander in chief, we will make military progress in Afghanistan."
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.
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.
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.
The Development of ISAF
Regional Command East (RC East) is comprised of fourteen provinces