Reviews evolution of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Afghanistan. Covers initial two stages of the ISAF mission, analyzes key issues in the mission, and examines political and military issues surrounding debate to develop a refined mission statement and new organizational structure for stage three operations. Discusses viewpoints of several key allies concerning stage three of ISAF operations, describes stage four operations, and assesses ISAF progress to date, role of European Union in Afghanistan, and future prospects.
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