The Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) / How the West Contributed to the ANSFs Dire State Not bad, though flawed in parts. I particularly like this bit: "I am not sure whether there really is no single Afghan unit capable of fighting on their own. To me, that very much looks like Western arrogance. First, NATO standards, like in planning etc, definitely cannot be applied. Afghan forces also do not have their own air support. Over-advising and over-mentoring might be another factor, taking away initiative and responsibility from Afghans."