Afghanistan Security: Department of Defense Effort to Train Afghan Police Relies on Contractor Personnel to Fill Skill and Resource Gaps
This paper discusses the skill and resource gaps which mean that US Department of Defense need to rely on contractors to train police in Afghanistan. The US strategy in Afghanistan depends in part on building that country’s capacity to provide for its own security by training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces, which includes the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police (ANP). Since 2002, the United States has allocated over $43 billion to train, equip, and sustain the Afghan National Security Forces, which includes about $14 billion to train, equip, and sustain the ANP.
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Charles Michael Johnson Jr
US Government Accountability Office (GAO), Washington, DC