Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan and Pakistan: An Assessment of Alliance Capabilities

In anticipation of the January 28, 2010, international conference on Afghanistan in London (sponsored by the United Nations), CSPC released Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Ensuring the Alliance’s Future, its first report on how the Alliance can maximize its contributions and more effectively and efficiently conduct the Afghan and Pakistan effort. This report identifies areas of immediate reform that would strengthen the international coalition while also examining key capacities NATO allies have yet to deploy to Afghanistan that would turn the tide against the extremist insurgency.

The report was released on January 26, 2010, at an event on Capitol Hill that was co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The event featured preeminent expert on Afghanistan, Bruce Riedel; former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and former Special Envoy to the Afghan Opposition and Bonn Conference, Ambassador James Dobbins; former Secretary of Defense Representative to Europe and former Defense Advisor to the U.S. Mission to NATO, Bruce Weinrod; and former NATO Ambassadors David Abshire, Robert Hunter, and Kurt Volker.

 

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