Afghan National Army soldiers training on the outskirts of Kabul. The Afghan National Army (ANA) has a long way to go before it can stamp its authority on Afghanistan’s southern provinces, where the Taliban insurgency is strong. Although the ANA’s morale appears to be high, it lacks everything from weapons to basic literacy skills.
Allied Joint Forces Command HQ Brunssum is a NATO headquarters in Brunssum, the Netherlands. It is directly subordinate to SHAPE, the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, and provides oversight to the International Security Assistance Force, in Afghanistan.