Opinions for Decentralized Local Defense Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

Patrick Blannin

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Can decentralized Local Defence Forces reliably fill the security void in the Long War (Iraq and Afghanistan)? Will the Tribal Mobilisation Forces (TMF) and the Afghan Local Police (ALP) generate or maintain stability until the capability of state forces improves? Or should they remain as a state sanctioned, locally drawn, semi-autonomous component of a formal security apparatus?
Original languageEnglish
JournalDivergent Options
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018


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