Over the past 24 months, the Office of Inspector General (OJG) has issued multiple reports assessing U.S. Government efforts to train, equip, and advise the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).1 This is the fifth in a series of periodic reports that address ISAF development of the ANP/Mol and the Afghan National Army (ANA)/Ministry of Defense (MoD).
The metrics reports track ANSF progress toward assuming an independent and sustainable role in security operations. The OTG collects infmmation ft·om recurring briefings, reports, and other data collected and disseminated by ISAF and its subordinate commands-ISAF Joint Command (IJC), and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A)/Combined Security Transition CommandAfghanistan (CSTC-A)- hereafter referred to as the Command. The OIG carefully reviews and references, but does not independently validate, the data.
The GIG-selected metrics used for this report provide indications of ANP development over the six-month reporting period from October 20 12 through March 20 13. The metrics track ANP/Mol development in three key areas: Sustainment, Professionalization, and ANP/Mol Transition to Afghan security lead.