Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Between wish and reality: Evaluation of the Dutch contribution to Resolute Support

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Netherlands government, March 2023

Full report and summary in English. This is conclusion no. 1:

“The main objective of RSM — to create a self-reliant Afghan security apparatus that could permanently resist the Taliban — was not realised. The immediate reason for this was the unilateral decision by the US to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan…”