ABSTRACT

Police in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "Developing police capabilities in the midst of conflict is a problem the United States is certain to face in the future--yet it has long been the weakest link in the U.S. security sector assistance portfolio. The U.S. government lacks coordination among agencies that deal with foreign police assistance, a coherent theory of change for police reform, and a clear doctrine on the role of police in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations. Nowhere has this failure been more apparent in recent years than in Afghanistan. 'Police in Conflict: Lessons from U.S. and International Police Assistance Efforts in Afghanistan' is the 12th lessons learned report to be issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. In this report, we explore the reasons behind the United States' inability to create an effective police force in that country--a failure that has much to teach us for future efforts elsewhere."

Report Number:
SIGAR 22-23-LLP; Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 22-23-Lessons Learned Program
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Date:
2022-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: https://www.sigar.mil/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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