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Author: Jacqueline Williams-Bridgers
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congressional, testimony, efforts, interagency, pakistan, oversight, afghanistan
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437921981
ISBN-13: 9781437921984

Afghanistan and Pakistan are two of the most urgent issues facing this Admin. and this Congress. In March 2009, the Pres. announced a strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a goal of disrupting, dismantling, and defeating Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan; destroying its allies and safe havens in Pakistan; and preventing their return to Pakistan or Afghanistan. With additional U.S. resources and attention focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan, there will be additional oversight to ensure the accountability of U.S. efforts. This testimony addresses: (1) oversight of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pa

Author: Charles Michael Johnson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: environment, security, afghanistan
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437925219
ISBN-13: 9781437925210

In March 2009, out of concern that the overall security situation in Afghanistan had not improved after more than 7 years of U.S. and internat. efforts, the admin. completed a 60-day strategic review of U.S. policy and the security environment in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Based on this review, the admin. announced a strategic goal of disrupting, dismantling, and eventually defeating these extremists and eliminating their safe havens. Subsequently, in August 2009, the U.S. issued an integrated civilian-military campaign plan for support to Afghanistan. Thus, the focus for U.S. forces in Afghani

Author: Charles Michael Johnson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: afghanistan, efforts, framework, strategic
Number of Pages: 15
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437934994
ISBN-13: 9781437934991

The U.S. and its international partners from over 40 nations have been engaged in efforts to secure, stabilize, and rebuild Afghanistan since 2001. In an effort to establish clear and specific U.S. strategic goals, the President of the U.S., in March 2009, outlined the U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. This strategy emphasizes a strategic goal to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan and prevent their return. This report: (1) identifies and describes key U.S. and international strategies and plans that collectively guide U.S. efforts in Afghanistan; (2)

Author: Janet St. Laurent
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: strategy, developing, plans, congressional, testimony, considered, infrastructure, afghanistan, availability, forces, equipment, iraq
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437913431
ISBN-13: 9781437913439

The U.S. is developing its strategy for operations in Afghanistan, as well as for the drawdown and continued operations of forces in Iraq. As of Dec. 2008, 32,500 U.S. troops were deployed in Afghanistan; an additional 30,000 more troops may be added. Since 2001, the war in Afghanistan changed from a violent struggle against al Qaeda and its Taliban supporters to a counterinsurgency effort. This testimony addresses: (1) observations regarding the devżt. of U.S. strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan; (2) factors that should be considered as the U.S. refines its strategy for Iraq and plans to draw d

Author: William M. Solis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: equipment, supplies, afghanistan, congressional, testimony, distributing, challenges, preliminary, support, observations, dod, progress, warfighter
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935451
ISBN-13: 9781437935455

In FY 2009, the DoD spent $4 billion to move troops and materiel into Afghanistan, a mountainous, arid, land-locked country with few roads, no railway, and only four airports. In Dec. 2009, the Pres. announced that an additional 30,000 U.S. troops will be sent to Afghanistan by August 2010. This testimony reviews DoD's logistics efforts supporting operations in Afghanistan, including: (1) the org. involved and routes and methods used to transport supplies and equip. into and around Afghanistan; (2) steps DoD has taken to improve its distribution process, based on lessons learned from prior ope

Author: Bruce N. Boyer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: restructuring, afghanistan, project, economic, titling, usaid, afghanistan’s, land, audit
Number of Pages: 27
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 1437923704
ISBN-13: 9781437923704

The Govżt. of Afghanistan is committed to reducing poverty and increasing economic growth in the private sector. Two primary constraints impede the Governmentżs efforts: (1) limited or ambiguous rights to land; and (2) state ownership of under-utilized or unutilized enterprises. USAID/Afghanistan designed the Land Titling and Economic Restructuring in Afghanistan Project. The project has two components. The first focuses on land titling and registration to help the Govżt. of Afghanistan improve land tenure security in urban areas. The second focuses on privatizing state-owned enterprises. T

Author: Steve Bowman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: issues, congress, operations, military, afghanistan, strategy, war
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437926983
ISBN-13: 9781437926989

By early 2009, a growing number of Members of Congress, Admin. officials, and outside experts had concluded that the war in Afghanistan required greater national attention Since 2001, the character of the war in Afghanistan has evolved from a violent struggle against al Qaeda and its Taliban supporters to a multi-faceted counterinsurgency effort. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. launched Operation Enduring Freedom in order to end the ability of the Taliban regime to provide safe haven to al Qaeda and to put a stop to al Qaedażs use of the territory of Afghanistan as
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