The Tragic Costs of Success - Elements of Effective Transition in Afghanistan

Gates, Robert Michael
May 2011
Military Technology;2011, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p6
The article focuses on the success of the U.S. in fighting the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan which could provide the opportunity for transition in the security responsibility in the country. It notes the U.S. efforts which built up the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) to sustain their own security. It also highlights the support of the U.S. on the proposal for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Rule of Law Field Support Mission which would benefit Afghanistan.


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