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A decade ago, while I was in Afghanistan working at the NATO/ISAF headquarters, I bragged to my late father about shooting an AK-47, and he decided he wanted to buy one himself. One evening at around midnight, the phone rang and my mother groggily answered. The man on the line apologized for the ...
A U.S. Army officer with strong ties to the north country, the 10th Mountain Division, and Fort Drum has died in Virginia. Lt. Col. John W. Penree died March 27, 2018 at the age of 61. He was serving as deputy commander at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. During his 43 ...

Conditionality creates the very instability that the NATO treaty was designed to eliminate in the first place, ultimately undermining U.S. security and economic well-being. ... In truth, most European militaries are today under-resourced, under-manned, and ill-equipped for post–ISAF security challenges.
Turkey was active, but not as a fighting force, in NATO missions in Afghanistan. For instance, with the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) in 2001 Turkey's role was to economically develop and rebuild Afghanistan. In 2007, the then Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was walking in the Kabul ...
Bosnian troops in Afghanistan with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), 2015. Vanessa Vilarreal, USFOR-A Public Affairs ... The new military was modernised and professionalised with external assistance, and in 2006 it joined NATO's Partnership for Peace. The Armed Forces of Bosnia and ...

Intelligence agencies in Afghanistan are failing to collect high-value information that could be beneficial to Afghan's domestic security. Deploying under-trained and inexperienced intelligence officers, with limited knowledge of technical tools or key operational skills, results in the collection of inadequate information [as well ...
NATO's relationship with Bosnia evolved from that of peacekeeping to partnership. Since 2009, Bosnia has contributed to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan under U.S. command, as well as the U.S. coalition against ISIS by donating more than 550 tons of arms and ...

Certainly mere 4,000 combatants bringing the total to 14,000, is insufficient to defeat an adversary that has survived the intense aerial campaigns of very high NATO-ISAF force levels (over 140,000 combatants, air and sea platforms) for 15 years. On the question of Taliban demanding direct talks, America ...
John W. Nicholson took command of NATO forces days after Afghan forces shouldered the security responsibility from international troops at a time of heightened attacks by the Taliban and other terrorist .... No previous commander of ISAF or Resolute Support has ever served two years in command.
The deployment of forces under the flag of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) after launching so called War on Terror has been experiencing tough resistance. The Force contains contingents from the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The history repeats itself.
They also represent some of the largest troop contributors to Resolute Support and the former International Security Assistance Force. Afghan security forces took over the lead for combat operations from ISAF in January, 2015, and RS became exclusively a TAA mission. In 2017, Afghan forces denied the ...
... International Security Assistance Force, ISAF. But some significant NATO allies, including Germany, have ignored the US demands and decided not to send more troops, decreasing them from 5,000 in 2014 to 950 in 2017. Montenegro, the newest NATO member since last June, has been participating in ...
The Bundeswehr is in Afghanistan as part of NATO's "Resolute Support" mission, which began on January 1, 2015, after the alliance's previous operation in the country, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), ended on December 28, 2014. Read more: How does Germany contribute to NATO?
... Outpost Sayed Abad, an ISAF base in Afghanistan's Wardak province. The Taliban claim responsibility. September 13, 2011 - Taliban militants open fire on the US embassy and NATO's International Security Assistance Force headquarters in central Kabul. Three police officers and one civilian are killed.


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