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Author Jones, Seth G., 1972-

Title Afghanistan's local war : building local defense forces / Seth G. Jones, Arturo Muñoz.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2010.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xv, 97 pages : illustrations, map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-1002-MCIA
Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-1002-MCIA.
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-97).
Contents Introduction -- The challenge : protecting the population -- Local dynamics and community policing -- An analysis of community policing -- Organizing local defense forces -- Mitigating risks.
Summary Security in Afghanistan has historically required a combination of top-down efforts from the central government and bottom-up efforts from local communities. Since 2001, U.S. and broader international efforts have focused on establishing security solely from the top down through Afghan national security forces and other central government institutions. But local security forces are a critical complement to these efforts, especially in rural areas of the country. The Afghan government and NATO forces need to move quickly to establish a more-effective bottom-up strategy to complement top-down efforts by better leveraging local communities. The Afghan government can work with existing community structures that oppose insurgents to establish village-level policing entities, such as arbakai and chalweshtai, with support from NATO. Effectively leveraging local communities should significantly improve counterinsurgency prospects and can facilitate mobilization of the population against insurgents. This analysis documents lessons about the viability of establishing local security in Afghanistan and addresses concerns about the wisdom of such policies.
Funding Prepared for the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity W74V8H-06-C-0002.
Language English.
Subject National security -- Afghanistan -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Internal security -- Afghanistan -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Defenses -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Military policy -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Armed Forces -- 21st century.
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
Internal security. (OCoLC)fst00976624
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Military readiness. (OCoLC)fst01021419
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Chronological Term Since 2000
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Jones, Seth G., 1972-
Muñoz, Arturo.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
United States. Marine Corps Intelligence Activity.
Other Form: Print version: Jones, Seth G. Afghanistan's Local War : Building Local Defense Forces. Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, ©2010 9780833049889
ISBN 9780833050809 (electronic bk.)
083305080X (electronic bk.)
9780833049889 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833049887 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000048823298
AU@ 000051314504
AU@ 000060067004
CHNEW 000609447
DEBBG BV044148628
NZ1 13934726

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