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    Evaluate the Changes in the Military

    I. Transformation of the Military

    A. military and the nation-building efforts
    B. counterinsurgency strategy of the military
    C. future of combat

    II. Efforts and Accountability of the Military

    A. capabilities and competencies for future problem solving
    B. President on changes and future changes in the Military

    III. Military Women
    A. more opportunities to women in the military
    B. huge obstacle in place that prohibits women in the military from performing jobs
    C. Intelligence, communications, and logistics

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    Evaluate the Changes in the Military

    I. Transformation of the Military

    A. military and the nation-building efforts
    B. counterinsurgency strategy of the military
    C. future of combat

    In 2008, the US Army began nation-building in Afghanistan and has enmeshed in the rebuilding of local institutions, in an attempt to restore essential services and keep the people safe. They anticipated some resistance from those who do not understand what they are there for; however, it could be done (Gordon, 2008).

    The counterinsurgent strategy of the military was planned in December 2009 and called for a surge of troops to be deployed in populated areas around 'Kandahar City and in the provinces of Helmand, Paktika, Paktia, and Khost' (Radin, 2011). The plan was to be put into place in two phases, with the first starting in 2010-2011, and the second to begin in 2012-2013. The main goal of the counterinsurgency strategy would be to protect the population from the Quetta Shura Taliban (QST). The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) would be developed and put into place to hold the cleared areas and prevent QST insurgents from return to the areas (Radin, 2011).

    What will the future hold for Afghanistan? The main goal is to keep the QST from returning into Helmand and Kandahar provinces; however, this can only happen if the ANSF are ...

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    Discusses the changes in the military in regards to efforts, accountability, and women.

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