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United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces


June 2008
Report to Congress iIn accordance with the
2008 National Defense Authorization Act
(Section 1231, Public Law 110-181)

 


This report to Congress is submitted consistent with Section 1231 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181). It includes the United States plan for sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF). In accordance with subsection (a), it includes a description of the long-term plan for sustaining the ANSF, with the objective of ensuring that the ANSF will be able to conduct operations independently and effectively and maintain long-term security and stability in Afghanistan. The report includes a comprehensive strategy and budget, with defined objectives; mechanisms for tracking funding, equipment, training, and services provided to the ANSF; and any actions necessary to assist the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to achieve a number of specified goals and the results of such actions. This report is the first of the annual reports required through 2010 on the long-term plan for Afghanistan. Consistent with this Act, this report has been prepared in coordination with the Secretary of State. This assessment complements other reports and information about Afghanistan provided to the Congress; however, it is not intended as a single source of all information about the combined efforts or the future strategy of the United States, its international partners, or Afghanistan.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Section 1: United States Plans to Assist the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Building the Afghanistan National Security Forces

    1.1 Long-Term Strategy for Afghanistan National Security Forces Development.
    1.2 United States Plan for ANSF Development
    1.3 Budget.
    1.4 Tracking U.S. Funding
    1.5 Tracking Equipment
      1.5.1 U.S. Procurement
      1.5.2 International Donations
      1.5.3 Shipment of Equipment
      1.5.4 Issue Process and Documentation
        1.5.4.1 Afghan National Army
        1.5.4.2 Afghan National Police
    1.6 Efforts to Build and Maintain ANSF-Sustaining Institutions
      1.6.1 The Ministry of Defense
      1.6.2 Ministry of the Interior
      1.6.3 Logistics, Intelligence, Medical Services, and Recruiting
      1.6.4 Command and Control
Section 2: Afghan National Army
    2.1 Programmed ANA End State
    2.2 Training Efforts
    2.3 Equipment
    2.4 Readiness and Assessment Tools
    2.5 Building and Sustaining the Officer Corps
    2.6 Merit-Based Rank, Promotions, and Salary Reform
    2.7 Mechanisms for Incorporating Lessons Learned and Best Practices
    2.8 Oversight Mechanisms
      2.8.1 Personnel.
        2.8.1.1 Recruiting and Retention
        2.8.1.2 Accountability
      2.8.2 Tracking of Equipment
Section 3: Afghan National Police
    3.1 Programmed ANP End State
    3.2 Training Efforts
      3.2.1 Initial and Field Training
      3.2.2 Focused District Development (FDD) Program
    3.3 Equipment
    3.4 Readiness and Assessment Tools
    3.5 Building and Sustaining the Officer Corps
    3.6 Merit-based Rank, Promotions, and Salary Reform
    3.7 Mechanisms for Incorporating Lessons Learned and Best Practices
    3.8 Oversight Mechanisms
      3.8.1 Personnel
        3.8.1.1 Recruiting and Retention
        3.8.1.2 Accountability
      3.8.2 Equipment
Section 4: U.S. Government Efforts
    4.1 ANSF Development Efforts
    4.2 Efforts to Ensure Progress in Other Pillars of the Afghan Security Sector
      4.2.1 Rule of Law
      4.2.2 Counternarcotics
      4.2.3 Demobilizing, Disarming, and Reintegrating Militia Fighters
Section 5: NATO-ISAF Efforts
    5.1 ANSF Development Efforts
      5.1.1 Donation and Funding Coordination
      5.1.2 Mentoring and Training
      5.1.3 Operations
      5.1.4 Sustaining Institutions
    5.2 Efforts to Ensure Progress in other Pillars of the Afghan Security Sector
      5.2.1 Counternarcotics (CN)
      5.2.2 Demobilizing, Disarming, and Reintegrating Militia Fighters
Section 6: Other International Partner Efforts
    6.1 Funding and Donation Coordination
    6.2 ANSF Development Efforts
List of Acronyms


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