The Resource Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime : the Soviet experience, Olga Oliker

Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime : the Soviet experience, Olga Oliker

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Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime : the Soviet experience
Title
Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime
Title remainder
the Soviet experience
Statement of responsibility
Olga Oliker
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Language
eng
Summary
Security force assistance, specifically the development of Afghanistan's security forces, is a central pillar of the counterinsurgency campaign being waged by U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The outcome of the campaign hinges, in large measure, on the effectiveness of the assistance provided to the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, and other security forces. This report provides an overview of Soviet efforts to improve and facilitate the training and development of Afghan security forces, specifically, the Afghan military, police, and intelligence services. It covers the time period from 1920-1989, with specific focus on the period of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan, from 1979-1989. To do so, it draws on Western, Soviet, and Russian historical sources and interviews in Kabul and Moscow with individuals involved on the Soviet side and on the Afghan side. It concludes with comparisons with and lessons for ongoing security force assistance in Afghanistan
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XBM
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Oliker, Olga
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.O43 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • JSTOR Open Access
  • Arroyo Center
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
RAND Corporation monograph series
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  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989)
  • Afghanistan
  • Military assistance, Soviet
  • Internal security
  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Internal security
  • Military assistance, Soviet
  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
Label
Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime : the Soviet experience, Olga Oliker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Figures -- Table -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One. Introduction -- The Limited Contingent -- Purpose and Research Approach -- Chapter Two. Historical Overview: 20th-Century Security Aid to Afghanistan Before the Soviet Invasion -- 1920-1978 -- The Saur Revolution -- Events Leading Up to the Soviet Invasion -- Afghan Security Forces on the Eve of the Soviet Invasion -- A Decision to Invade? -- Chapter Three. The Soviet Advisory Mission in the 1980s: Senior Leadership and Reporting Channels -- Chapter Four. MoI and KhAD Security Forces During the 1980s -- The Sarandoy -- KhAD -- Chapter Five. The Afghan Military -- The Military Advisory Mission -- Training of Afghan Military Personnel -- Aviation -- Border Forces -- Chapter Six. Militias and Other Forces -- Citizen Militias -- Border and Tribal Militias -- Chapter Seven. Afghan Security Forces Challenges and Responses -- Force Size and Desertion -- Efforts to Increase Numbers and Improve Morale -- Equipment -- Division of Labor Among Afghan Security Forces -- Transferring Control -- Chapter Eight. The Soviet Decision to Withdraw and the Legacy of Soviet Efforts to Build Afghan Security Forces -- Dissenting Voices -- Preparing to Leave -- The Withdrawal and After -- Evaluating Soviet Efforts in Hindsight -- Chapter Nine. Conclusion: Parallels, Disconnects, and What the International Security Assistance Force Can Learn from the Soviet Experience -- Overall Approaches -- Recruiting and Retention -- Policing -- Counterinsurgency and Military Training -- Interaction Between Afghan and Foreign Forces and the Challenges of Transferring Lead Responsibility -- Afghan Capabilities -- What ISAF Can Learn from the Soviet Experience -- References
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 100 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt3n200
  • 85CFE659-91A2-45FA-BD96-58560CCC8417
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756854534
  • (OCoLC)ocn756854534
Label
Building Afghanistan's security forces in wartime : the Soviet experience, Olga Oliker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Figures -- Table -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One. Introduction -- The Limited Contingent -- Purpose and Research Approach -- Chapter Two. Historical Overview: 20th-Century Security Aid to Afghanistan Before the Soviet Invasion -- 1920-1978 -- The Saur Revolution -- Events Leading Up to the Soviet Invasion -- Afghan Security Forces on the Eve of the Soviet Invasion -- A Decision to Invade? -- Chapter Three. The Soviet Advisory Mission in the 1980s: Senior Leadership and Reporting Channels -- Chapter Four. MoI and KhAD Security Forces During the 1980s -- The Sarandoy -- KhAD -- Chapter Five. The Afghan Military -- The Military Advisory Mission -- Training of Afghan Military Personnel -- Aviation -- Border Forces -- Chapter Six. Militias and Other Forces -- Citizen Militias -- Border and Tribal Militias -- Chapter Seven. Afghan Security Forces Challenges and Responses -- Force Size and Desertion -- Efforts to Increase Numbers and Improve Morale -- Equipment -- Division of Labor Among Afghan Security Forces -- Transferring Control -- Chapter Eight. The Soviet Decision to Withdraw and the Legacy of Soviet Efforts to Build Afghan Security Forces -- Dissenting Voices -- Preparing to Leave -- The Withdrawal and After -- Evaluating Soviet Efforts in Hindsight -- Chapter Nine. Conclusion: Parallels, Disconnects, and What the International Security Assistance Force Can Learn from the Soviet Experience -- Overall Approaches -- Recruiting and Retention -- Policing -- Counterinsurgency and Military Training -- Interaction Between Afghan and Foreign Forces and the Challenges of Transferring Lead Responsibility -- Afghan Capabilities -- What ISAF Can Learn from the Soviet Experience -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 100 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt3n200
  • 85CFE659-91A2-45FA-BD96-58560CCC8417
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756854534
  • (OCoLC)ocn756854534

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