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United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces, April 2009

Published April 2009

This Department of Defense unclassified report "includes a description of the long-term plan for sustaining the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), with the objective of ensuring that the ANSF will be able to conduct operations independently and effectively and maintain long-term security and stability in Afghanistan. The report includes a comprehensive strategy, with defined objectives; mechanisms for tracking funding, equipment, training, and services provided to the ANSF; and any actions necessary to assist the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to achieve a number of specified goals and the results of such actions."

The DoD added, "This is a historical document that covers the United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghan National Security Forces from October 2008 to April 2009. Due to the delayed coordination of the report, essential data is included through June 2009. The subsequent iteration due April 28, 2010 will include data from April 28, 2009 to March 31, 2010."

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