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  • Main Title War in Afghanistan: Strategy, Military Operations, and Issues for Congress


  • Author: Bowman, Steve
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in National Security
  • Author: Dale, Catherine
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in International Security


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2010-05-06


  • English


  • Content Description: The character of the war in Afghanistan evolved from a violent struggle against al Qaeda and its Taliban supporters to a multi-faceted counterinsurgency (COIN) effort. This report provides an examination of the war's background, context, and early execution; an analytical discussion of the COIN war to date, including strategy, organization, participation, and key facets of the effort including population security, advising the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), counter-narcotics, reconciliation, community outreach, and civil-military coordination; and an analysis of major strategic and operational issues and options that the 111th Congress may opt to consider.
  • Physical Description: 76 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: War
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Counterterrorism
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Military strategy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Politics and government -- Afghanistan
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations -- U.S. -- Afghanistan


  • Place Name: Afghanistan


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R40156
  • Accession or Local Control No: R40156_2010May06
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc501583