RUSI JournalVolume 158Issue 1members only

Afghan Local Police in Helmand: Calculated Risk or Last Gamble?


As the 2014 deadline approaches, British and US mentors continue to work to strengthen the Afghan Local Police. The ultimate outcome remains balanced precariously between success and failure.

As the end of the British combat role in Helmand approaches, the Afghan Local Police are coming under increasing scrutiny. In the time remaining, British and US mentors are working to reinforce this fragile pillar of the Afghan National Security Forces, knowing that the potential for dramatic success is balanced against the risk of serious failure.

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