Robin L. Duane

Robin L. Duane is Command Sergeant-Major, United States Corps of Cadets, U.S. Military Academy, West Point.  He has completed 5 tours of duty in Afghanistan in the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Forces and was actively involved in the training of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.  The author would like to express his thanks to Professors Dennis D. Kerkman and Ann Schultis at Park University for their comments on a previous draft of this paper.

Afghan sovereignty and future prosperity requires a more effective security force that is locally trained and fielded, and solely funded by Afghanistan.