Mazar-e Sharif Battle Site Survey Support Documents (Revised)

June, 2011
IDA document: D-4350
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Joint Advanced Warfighting Division
William M. Knarr, Jr. See more authors
The objective of the Mazar-e Sharif Reconstruction was to reconstruct “salient aspects of a major Afghanistan campaign [Mazar-e Sharif] in virtual simulation to support historical analysis as well as further research and development.” In December 2002, a team consisting of personnel from the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA), the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (SFODA) 595 visited Afghanistan. The purpose was to validate or reconcile on-hand data and collect additional information by conducting a battle site survey and interviews of key personnel such as General Dostum, his sub commanders, and former Taliban. This publication supports the Mazar-e Sharif reconstruction by organizing and publishing the multitude of interviews, discussions, notes and logs created during the Battle Site Survey Team’s visit to Mazar-e Sharif. The original transcripts were used to identify voice clips for reconstruction purposes. The purpose of this revision is to provide faculty, students, and researchers, more readable transcripts.