Showing posts with label 205thCorps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 205thCorps. Show all posts

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Australia's Role in Afghanistan Changes to Advising

Australia's role in Afghanistan has taken many forms from advising the police to providing special operations troops for direct action missions. One of the most important missions, providing security for Uruzgan province, is now complete. The Australians have withdrawn from Uruzgan where the Afghan National is now in the lead for security. Australian troops continue to have an advisory role with the 205th Corps and in Regional Command South. In addition, the Australians continue to advise and train at the Afghan National Academy and the Afghan Special Police Unit. Read more in "Australia's Role in Afghanistan Shifts to Advisory", Defense News, February 10, 2014.

Friday, March 15, 2013

U.S. Drawdown Proceeds as Afghan Forces Become More Competent

The Regional South Commander, MG Abrams, recently stated that U.S. troop levels in the south are going down as the ISAF forces move from joint operations with the Afghan National Security Forces to an advise and assist role (SFA). Read more in "U.S. Troops Advise Afghan Forces as Drawdown Proceeds", American Forces Press Service, March 13, 2013.