Operational Design for ISAF in Afghanistan: A Primer

Alford, Julian D.; Cuomo, Scott A.
April 2009
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2009 2nd Quarter, Issue 53, p92
The article offers the authors' views on the preparation of an operational design to implement a counterinsurgency campaign by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) together with the Afghan armed forces in 2009 in Afghanistan. They state that the ISAF can provide the right operational design in the country, wherein ISAF must change their outlook first. They believe that in modifying their mentality, they must consider first their human and environmental obligations.


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