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Accession Number ADA562353
Title Assessment of U.S. Government and Coalition Efforts to Develop the Afghan Local Police.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 137p
Personal Author K. P. Moorefield
Abstract Established by President Karzai under the Afghan MoI in August 2010, the Afghan Local Police (ALP) program is a complementary component of the Village Stability Operations (VSO) program. A primary goal of VSO/ALP is to enhance security, governance, and development, and link local villages to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) via the districts and provinces. The ALP program was designed to provide protection and stability in villages/areas where the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) were insufficiently strong to prevent armed insurgent infiltration and activities. The ALP initiative is considered by the Coalition as a cornerstone of a successful COIN strategy. The MoI had approved 99 districts for ALP units as of April 2012. Of these, 59 districts had completed the required MoI validation process, which includes approval by both village elders/shura and Coalition partners, for a force of 12,900 ALP. The Coalition Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan (CFSOCC-A), International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command (IJC), and NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A), in coordination with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Afghan National Police (ANP), have committed to the development of an ALP force. This entails significant shared responsibilities and capabilities on the part of the Coalition forces. CFSOCC-A is the Executive Agent responsible for planning and execution of the ALP program. IJC is responsible for coordination with CFSOCC-A and general support of the program and the ALP units operating in IJC battle space. NTM-A/CSTC-A has the responsibility for managing the use of U.S.C. Title 10 fiscal resources for equipping the ALP, and for building the capacity of the MoI in support of the ANP and ALP. ISAF has the overarching responsibility to plan, direct, and integrate the contributions of these three commands in support of ALP development.
Keywords Afghan local police
Ana(Afghan national army)
Anp(Afghan national police)
Coalition special operations forces
District governments
Information operations
Isaf(International security and assistance force)
Local government
Local shuras
Logistics support
Military advisors
Military forces(Foreign)
Military training
Moi(Ministry of interior)
Nato forces
Operational effectiveness
Provincial governments
Special operations forces
State government
Training assessment
Usfor-a(United states forces- afghanistan)
Village stability operations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
92C - Social Concerns
92E - International Relations
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Department of Defense, Arlington, VA. Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Auditing.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Audit rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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