Sunday, December 14, 2014
Afghan Facilities Protection Force (FPF)
The Afghan Facilities Protection Force or FPF was recently stood up by the Afghan government to protect Afghan facilities and military bases around the country. The 5,000-strong FPF will guard many of the bases that the now disbanded Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) used to guard. The U.S. is footing the payroll bill for this new force to the tune of more than a million dollars per month. The members of the FPF are employed by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) but are not part of the Afghan National Army. Weapons and training are provided by the MoD. The new organization reporting to the MoD is less likely to be as corrupt at the APPF was - as the APPF reported to the Ministry of Interior (MoI). Read more in "It's Possible Afghanistan Can't Protect Its Own Bases", War is Boring, December 11, 2014.