Thu, Oct 31, 2013
[W]hat can we learn from the Afghanistan effort?
NATOSource by Steve Saideman, Political Violence @ a Glance
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
It makes fiscal and strategic sense for the United States to continue to base troops in Europe, the officer who serves as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command said today.
NATOSource by Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
After months of tense negotiations over the size and role of a postwar presence in Afghanistan, senior North Atlantic Treaty Organization officials say they are planning a more minimalist mission
NATOSource by Thom Shanker, New York Times
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Some argue that accomplishments such as the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the denial of Afghanistan as a safe haven for his terrorist network by toppling the Taliban regime are enough to regard the mission as a success.
NATOSource by Deutsche Welle
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
With ISAF’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 fast approaching, it is useful to look back and see what failures and successes there have been. Have certain challenges been overcome? How do the Afghans see ISAF’s mission? On April 17, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted Major General Charles Gurganus, commanding general, […]
Tue, Sep 4, 2012
The number of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) soldiers killed by their Afghan counterparts has risen precipitously this year. So-called “green on blue” attacks have killed 42 soldiers, more than the 35 killed last year and twice as many as were killed in 2010. Officials are scrambling to figure out why.
New Atlanticist by Joshua Foust
Mon, Apr 23, 2012
The commander of International Security Assistance Force, Regional Command Southwest (RC-SW), Major General John A. Toolan Jr., joined the Atlantic Council on April 23 for a conversation moderated by Barry Pavel, director of the Council’s Program on International Security.
Commanders Series by Jason Harmala
Mon, Jul 11, 2011
In “U.S. European Command and NATO’s Strategic Concept: Post-Afghanistan and Beyond,” Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group member Harlan Ullman argues that after the NATO drawdown from Afghanistan, EUCOM will become even more important as a means of sustaining and building NATO’s capabilities and capacities in an era of limited defense resources. Download the PDF
Issue Brief by Harlan Ullman
Thu, Mar 4, 2010
The Atlantic Council hosted Danish Minister of Defense Gitte Lillelund Bech for a NATO Forum strategy session on her first visit to the United States as Minister and only days after she took office. Atlantic Council Board Director and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe General Joseph Ralston, now Vice Chairman at The Cohen Group, hosted […]
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Canadian Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance, the former Commander of Joint Task Force 5-09 who until recently commanded all Canadian and NATO Forces in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, spoke before the Atlantic Council on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan from a Canadian perspective.