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Building the Security Force That Won't Leave by Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV and Captain Nathan K. Finney, Joint Force Quarterly. Here's the abstract:
If Afghans are to be weaned away from the insurgents, they must be convinced they will not be left unprotected by an America and an international community who are both eyeing the exit. Assurance will come from empowered Afghan National Security Forces who, being indigenous and capable and buttressed by NATO Training Mission--Afghanistan (NTM--A), will be an enduring presence. NTM--A supports the overall mission of building Afghan capacity by producing the forces required to provide security and stability for the population and to safeguard Afghanistan's borders. Meantime, Washington will need the political patience to maintain a substantial military presence in Afghanistan for the indefinite future.