The Long March: Building an Afghan National Army

Synopsis

The Afghan National Army (ANA) is critical to the success of the allied efforts in Afghanistan and the ultimate stability of the national government. This monograph assesses the ANA&'s progress in the areas of recruitment, training, facilities, and operational capability. Coalition forces will continue to play a crucial role with the ANA in Afghanistan, particularly in light of the increased threat from Taliban forces and other criminal groups.

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