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Mikser -- Transition in Afghanistan : assessing the security effort... -- 2011

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Author Mikser, Sven.
Title Transition in Afghanistan : assessing the security effort / draft report by Sven Mikser.

Imprint [Brussels?] : [NATO], 2011.
Physical Description 10 p. ; 30 cm.
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“Until this document has been approved by the Defence and Security Committee, it represents only the views of the Rapporteur.”
Summary: “(1) At the November 2010 Lisbon Summit NATO member states clearly re-affirmed their enduring long term commitment to a sovereign, independent, democratic, secure and stable Afghanistan. Members pledged their commitment to the Afghan people and to an Afghanistan that will never again be a safe haven for terrorists and terrorism. The Lisbon Summit Declaration underlined that the UN-mandated, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan ‘remains the Alliance’s key priority’, and welcomed the important progress that had been made to date. Strategically, the declaration bound the future security of the Alliance with the future security of Afghanistan by asserting ‘Afghanistan ’s security is directly linked to our own security’, whilst welcoming the valuable and increased contributions made by ISAF partners. (2) The ISAF mission was now entering a new phase of transition, or ‘Inteqal’ in Dari, member states clearly stated. Within the framework of Afghan sovereignty, the objectives of the Inteqal framework are ‘to strengthen Afghan ownership and leadership across all functions of government and throughout the territory of Afghanistan ’. This phase will see the process of transition to full Afghan security responsibility and leadership in some provinces and districts in early 2011. It was made clear that transitions will be conditions based, not calendar driven, following joint Afghan and NATO/ISAF assessment and decision. Looking toward the end of 2014, member states expressed their intent that Afghan forces will assume full responsibility for security across the whole of Afghanistan. After transition, NATO forces are slated to remain in a supporting role. However, evidence suggests 2010 was the most lethal year for both Afghan civilians and NATO personnel (even though this can be to some extent correlated with the surge in troop densities). Further, classified UN ‘residual risk accessibility’ maps leaked to the press indicate that the security situation has deteriorated in the north and remains at ‘very high risk’ in the south.”—(opening paragraphs).
Subject Headings North Atlantic Treaty Organization – Afghanistan.
International Security Assisitance Force (ISAF).
Military assistance, European – Afghanistan.
Afghanistan – Politics and government – 2001- .
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Accession Number 15549
Language English
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Record Number 13921