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ANDSF - Training Assessments

In the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 many members of the national security arena provided their perspective on why the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) folded so quickly in the face of the Taliban offensive. A great number have stated that the training of the ANDSF by the United States and other countries was flawed.

News Articles and Reports about Training the ANDSF

October 21, 2021. "Partner Capacity Building Needs a Serious Re-Examination", by Michael Miklaucic, Real Clear Defense.

August 17, 2021. What We Need to Learn: Lessons From Twenty Years of Afghanistan Reconstruction, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), PDF, 140 pages.

August 17, 2021. "Why the Afghan Army Folded", by Kori Schake, The Atlantic. America has historically struggled to train foreign militaries.

August 17, 2021. "ANDSF training - where did it go so wrong?", by Trevor Nash, Shepard News.

August 15, 2021. "Military Analyst: U.S. Trained Afghan Forces For a Nation That Didn't Exist", CNAS. (audio on NPR).

August 16, 2021. "The Mystery of Afghanistan's Missing Military Leaders", by Jonathan Schroden, Politico.










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