Reference: EU’s Afghan Police Mission

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Phi Beta Iota: NATO training of Afghan police a failure.  The inability of all NATO participants, not just the US participants, to understand the Afghan culture and train, equip, and organize accordingly, is the primary reason for the continued failure at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels.  Remarkably, the OSS.Net Afghanistan study is still in demand, as the only other useful document now available is the USMC culture study.  Combined with the 120 day rotation cycle and the absolute naivete of those being cycled in, Afghanistan is a failure across the board.

See Also:

Journal: William Polk on Afghanistan Non-Strategy Plus Consolidated Journal, Review, and Reference Links for Afghanistan

Review: Policing the New World Disorder–Peace Operations and Public Security

Review: Deliver Us from Evil–Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict

Review: Shake Hands With The Devil–The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda

Review: Uncomfortable Wars Revisited (International and Security Affairs Series) (Hardcover)

2001 Oakley (US) The Use of Military & Civilian Power for Engagement and Intervention

2001 Dziedzic (US) Information Technology as a Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort: The Kosovo Test Case