Policing in Afghanistan Reform that Respects Tradition Need for a Strategic Shift

May, 2010
IDA document: P-4604
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Joint Advanced Warfighting Division
James A. From, Joseph D. Keefe, John P. Cann, Christopher S. Ploszaj, William B. Simpkins See more authors
will continue to create an organization that is ineffective at both counterinsurgency and policing. The JAWP team recommends an adjusted approach less focused on the number of personnel trained and more focused on building a credible, professional, police force. To achieve overall sustainable security and justice, this force would need to be supported by a concurrently developed and balanced holistic justice system and complemented by the government-supported utilization of the traditional, customary rural justice and security systems.