Transition to Nowhere: The Limits of 'Afghanization'
Johnson, Thomas H.
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The strategy of having the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) take over the security burden from the U.S. and NATO forces is now a centerpiece of President Obama's Afghanistan policy. But as decision makers continue to push hard for a speedy "Afghanization" of the conflict, serious thought should be given to the current policy paradox of trying to rapidly expand an already unmanageable indigenous military force structure while aggressively pursuing information security organs, namely static militias and various community defense forces.
The AfPak Channel, ForeignPolicy.com, March 22, 2011