Common wisdom has it that the Atlantic Alliance can hardly succeed in Afghanistan. It has too few troops to man the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the Afghan government is too ineffi-cient to provide good governance, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are too corrupt to take over responsibility once ISAF switches to a supporting role, allies are too tired to continue the war effort. And the list goes on.
|Title of host publication
|Pursuing Strategy: NATO Operations from the Gulf War to Gaddafi
|Hakan EdstrÃ¶m and Dennis Gyllensporre
|Place of Publication
|Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
|Published - 2012