A joint product of ISW and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The map indicates major enemy groups within the four ISAF Regional Commands in Afghanistan.
ISW Communication Director Megan Ortagus writes an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about USMC Operation Dagger.
The Haqqani Network is a group of fighters based in the area of Paktia, Paktika, and Khost (P2K or Greater Paktia) and North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
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.
Regional Command East (RC East) is comprised of fourteen provinces