Building Afghanistan's Security Forces in Wartime: The by Olga Oliker

By Olga Oliker

Security strength help is significant to the counterinsurgency crusade of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. the result will hinge at the effectiveness of the help supplied to the Afghan nationwide military, Afghan nationwide Police, and different safety forces. This document presents an outline of Soviet efforts to enhance and facilitate the learning and improvement of Afghan safety forces.

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28, 1993, Il. 2, copy, special file, CC], via Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Cold War International History Project Virtual Archive; “CPSU CC Protocol #152/159, 24 May 1979,” RGANI (formerly TsKhSD), f. 89, per. 14, dok. 30, May 24, 1979, st. 1–3 [cited by Archive-Information bulletin as RGANI, op. 14, d. 30, 1993, Il. 3, copy, special file, CC], via Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Cold War International History Project Virtual Archive; “CPSU CC Politburo Decision and Instruction to Soviet Ambassador in Afghanistan,” TsKhSD, f.

57 In addition to the regular KhAD/WAD units, in March 1988, a force called the Special Guard was created and subordinated to WAD. Receiving some of the best weapons and personnel, it was to serve as something of a “strategic reserve” as the ranks of the regular army thinned in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

25, 50, or 75 percent) and on credit. Chief military advisors in a given country would receive requests from the country’s leadership and forward them on to Moscow, to the Soviet General Staff, with their recommendations. Orders went first through the Soviet Ministry of Defense (MoD) bureaucracy, then through the Soviet interagency, and on for approval by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CC CPSU). Any significant broadening of assistance generally required first a special fact-finding mission and then a special decision.

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