Justification for FY 2021 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Afghanistan Security Forces Fund   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "The Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) is the center of gravity of the Department of Defense (DoD) mission in Afghanistan and undergirds the U.S. commitment to an enduring defense partnership with Afghanistan. This request supports the U.S. South Asia strategy by providing the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) with the majority of the financial resources required to sustain high-tempo combat operations against a resilient insurgency and be a reliable counterterrorism partner with the United States. This request also supports the continued development of the ANDSF as an effective and sustainable force. [...] The FY 2021 request funds a significant equipment procurement for the aviation modernization plan. Once fielded, these aircraft will complete the transition of the Afghan fleet composition from Russian-made rotary wing aircraft to U.S. aircraft. In addition, this request reflects the beginning of a transition of responsibility for fuel funding from ASFF to the Afghan government. The viability of this shift in funding responsibility will hinge on whether the Afghan government is able to sustain improved economic growth, commit to spending a greater percent of the country's Gross Domestic product on national defense, and whether the government's processes for government spending will protect the investment from the threat of corruption."

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