NATO Resolute Support Mission – new plan for Afghanistan

Resolute Support is a non-combat mission lead by NATO in Afghanistan. Launched on 1 January 2015 it provides training and technical advice to build capacity of Afghan army and police. The mission support encompasses operational planning, budgetary development, force generation process, management and development of personnel, logistical sustainment. 

Around 13,000 personnel from NATO and partner nations are deployed in Afghanistan, which constitutes a significant decrease compare to previous NATO-lead ISAF mission (around 142,000 troops deployed in 2011). Event thought it is a NATO-lead mission; among troops committed to international component (excluding US) there are representatives from non-NATO countries.

 Foreign Ministers of Resolute Support Nations agreed on 1 December 2015 to continue the Resolute Support Mission and to sustain its current force levels during 2016, including in the regions of Afghanistan. Training, advice and assistance for the Afghan security forces and institutions remain essential for the stability of Afghanistan.

 At their Summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July 2016, NATO Heads of State and Government decided to sustain the Resolute Support Mission beyond 2016 through a flexible, regional model, to continue to deliver training, advice and assistance to the Afghan Security Institutions, including the police, the air force, and special operations forces.

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