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Research Report

Defining Success in AFGHANISTAN

Frederick W. Kagan
Kimberly Kagan
Jeffrey Dressler
Carl Forsberg
Copyright Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Pages: 40
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  1. (pp. 1-30)
    Frederick W. Kagan, Kimberly Kagan, Jeffrey Dressler and Carl Forsberg

    Success in Afghanistan is the establishment of a political order, security situation, and indigenous security force that is stable, viable, enduring, and able—with greatly reduced international support—to prevent Afghanistan from being a safe haven for international terrorists. The current American and Coalition strategy is making progress and should be continued. Since President Obama, NATO allies, and the Afghans have agreed that troops will be present in Afghanistan through 2014, the policy does not require substantial modifications at this point. This paper is thus primarily a report on the current situation in Afghanistan and a consideration of some of...