Decision makers and government officials have no choice but to respond to the uncomfortable question: why did the US fail to build a more effective Afghan military? The United States failed to prioritize tangible results in its misguided focus on training and equipping. To avoid repeating these failures in future efforts, the US must invest in and empower assessment, monitoring, and evaluation procedures when capacity building. Tying results to training provides an incentive that otherwise does not exist when working with a foreign army.
The Crossroads of Special Operations