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Research Report

COUNTERINSURGENCY IN KANDAHAR: EVALUATING THE 2010 HAMKARI CAMPAIGN

Carl Forsberg
Copyright Date: Dec. 1, 2010
Pages: 62
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https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep07888
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    Carl Forsberg

    This paper describes the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan counteroffensive in Kandahar province during the summer and fall of 2010. This counteroffensive was part of the broader Hamkari process, the term given to the combined civil-military campaign to weaken the insurgency by securing Kandahar and improving governance and development.

    Coalition military operations in the fall of 2010 resulted in a shift in battlefield momentum in Kandahar in favor of Afghan and ISAF forces.

    Kandahar is strategic terrain because it is the heart of the Pashtun south, the birthplace of the Taliban hhmovement, the former de facto capital...