Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

Afghanistan Security Forces Fund At A Glance

Military & Police Aid $4,263,215,000 (2017)
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The Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) is a Defense Department program that provides assistance to the security forces of Afghanistan.

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The Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) is a Defense Department program that provides assistance to the security forces, civilian personnel and armed groups of Afghanistan. Implemented with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, assistance may include the provision of equipment, supplies, services, training, and transportation. Ultimately, its goal is to produce an independent, self-sufficient armed forces for Afghanistan for counterinsurgency and counterterrorism purposes. The original authorization for the training of Afghan security appeared alongside Iraq security assistance authorization in Section 1202 of the FY2005 National Defense Authorization Act. The FY2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act first mentioned the ASFF by name, allocating an initial $1.28 million in assistance. Reporting requirements include quarterly reports "summarizing the details of any obligation or transfer of funds," and the congressional Armed Services committees must be notified 15 days prior to any obligation of resources. Funds are housed within the Defense Department’s Operations and Management account. Recent amendments earmark funds to ensure the participation of women in the development of the security forces. The FY 2017 NDAA requires that no less than $10 million and up to $25 million be designated for improving the training, retention, and treatment of women in the Afghanistan Security Forces and the recruitment, training, and contraction of female security personnel for future elections.

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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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