Unity Of Effort : Key To Success In Afghanistan

Author: Christopher J. Lamb
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: afghanistan, success, key, effort, unity
Number of Pages: 12
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437929478
ISBN-13: 9781437929478

Book Description:

This study ascribes the lack of progress in Afghanistan more to forces and donors working at cross-purposes than to insufficient resources. The authors call for an indirect approach that emphasizes working through indigenous forces. They cite U.S. special operations forces (SOF) failure to support counterinsurgency objectives as an example of military units working at cross-purposes. The authors recommend three ways to improve unity of effort: all Operation żEnduring Freedomż forces (except SOF) should be merged into one common mission with international forces; decisionmaking authority between U.S. military and civilian leaders should be clarified; and SOF operations must focus on the indirect approach. Illustrations.

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