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Author Oliker, Olga.

Title Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime : the Soviet experience / Olga Oliker.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011.


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Rand Corporation monograph series.
Summary Security force assistance, specifically the development of Afghanistan's security forces, is a central pillar of the counterinsurgency campaign being waged by U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The outcome of the campaign hinges, in large measure, on the effectiveness of the assistance provided to the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, and other security forces. This report provides an overview of Soviet efforts to improve and facilitate the training and development of Afghan security forces, specifically, the Afghan military, police, and intelligence services. It covers the time period from 1920-1989, with specific focus on the period of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan, from 1979-1989. To do so, it draws on Western, Soviet, and Russian historical sources and interviews in Kabul and Moscow with individuals involved on the Soviet side and on the Afghan side. It concludes with comparisons with and lessons for ongoing security force assistance in Afghanistan.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: Historical overview: 20th-century security aid to Afghanistan before the Soviet Invasion -- ch. 3: The Soviet advisory mission in the 1980s: senior leadership and reporting channels -- ch. 4: MoI and KhAD security forces during the 1980s -- ch. 5: The Afghan military -- ch. 6: Militias and other forces -- ch. 7: Afghan security forces challenges and responses -- ch. 8: The Soviet decision to withdraw and the legacy of Soviet efforts to build afghan security forces -- ch. 9: Conclusion: parallels, disconnects, and what the international security assistance force can learn from the soviet experience -- Overall approaches -- Recruiting and retention -- Policing -- Counterinsurgency and military training -- Interaction between afghan and foreign forces and the challenges of transferring lead responsibility -- Afghan capabilities -- What ISAF can learn from the Soviet experience.
Note Print version record.
Subject Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989.
Military assistance, Soviet -- Afghanistan.
Internal security -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Soviet Union -- History, Military.
Afghnistn -- Histoire -- 1979-1989 (Intervention soviétique)
Assistance militaire soviétique -- Afghnistn.
Sûreté de l'État -- Afghnistn.
URSS -- Histoire militaire.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
HISTORY -- Military -- Afghan War (2001- )
Internal security. (OCoLC)fst00976624
Military assistance, Soviet. (OCoLC)fst01020965
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (Afghanistan : 1979-1989) (OCoLC)fst01355030
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Electronic books.
Added Author Arroyo Center.
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Oliker, Olga. Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, ©2011 9780833051684 (DLC) 2011033719 (OCoLC)746619384
ISBN 9780833051714 (electronic bk.)
0833051717 (electronic bk.)
9780833051691 (electronic bk.)
0833051695 (electronic bk.)
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CHNEW 000620961
DEBBG BV044158934
GBVCP 100865616X
HEBIS 286893592
NLGGC 363376909
NZ1 14167314

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