Afghan Forces Holding Ground, But Require More Support
Afghan Forces Holding Ground, But Require More Support

Afghan Forces Holding Ground, But Require More Support

Afghan forces continue to maintain the hard-won gains ISAF personnel took during the surge, but they will require more support to remain successful.

Afghan forces continue to maintain the hard-won gains ISAF personnel took during the surge, but they will require more support to remain successful, according to a DoD report.

Afghan forces are defending their fellow citizens, but sustaining those forces remains a problem, according to the Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, which says there has been a fundamental shift in the battle in Afghanistan.

“During the 2013 fighting season, the [Afghan National security forces] led the fight, and have consolidated [the Afghan government’s] control of Afghanistan’s urban areas,” the report says. “The fact that the ANSF — a force in its infancy five years ago — can now maintain the gains made by a coalition of 50 nations with the best trained and equipped forces in the world is a significant accomplishment.”

Read more at http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121081.

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