18 Sep '12, 12pm

#ISAF clarifies information on partnering with #ANSF #Afghanistan

#ISAF clarifies information on partnering with #ANSF #Afghanistan

18 Sep. 2012 ISAF clarifies information on partnering with ANSF KABUL, Afghanistan / Sep. 18, 2012 - Recent media coverage regarding a change in ISAF's model of Security Force Assistance (SFA) to the Afghan National Security Forces is not accurate. ISAF remains absolutely committed to partnering with, training, advising and assisting our ANSF counterparts. The ISAF SFA model is focused at the battalion level and above, with exceptions approved by senior commanders. Partnering occurs at all levels, from Platoon to Corps. This has not changed. In response to elevated threat levels resulting from the 'Innocence of Muslims' video, ISAF has taken some prudent, but temporary, measures to reduce our profile and vulnerability to civil disturbances or insider attacks. This means that in some local instances, operational tempo has been reduced, or force protection has been increased...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_90046.htm

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