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Afghanistan Security: Long-standing Challenges May Affect Progress and Sustainment of Afghan National Security Forces
GAO-12-951T: Published: Jul 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) report progress developing capable Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), but tools used to assess the performance of ANSF units have changed several times. In April 2012, DOD reported progress increasing the number and capability of ANSF, with 7 percent of army units and 9 percent of police units rated at the highe...
Afghanistan Security: Department of Defense Effort to Train Afghan Police Relies on Contractor Personnel to Fill Skill and Resource Gaps
GAO-12-293R: Published: Feb 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2012.
U.S. government (USG), non-USG coalition, and DOD contractor personnel perform various roles in the ANP training program. These roles include: (1) serving as advisors and mentors to build ministerial capacity in areas such as financial and human resource management at the Afghan Ministry of Interior; (2) serving as mentors and trainers to develop Afghan commanders abilities to operate traini...
Nuclear Weapons: DOD and NNSA Need to Better Manage Scope of Future Refurbishments and Risks to Maintaining U.S. Commitments to NATO
GAO-11-387: Published: May 2, 2011. Publicly Released: May 2, 2011.
U.S. nuclear weapons are aging, with key components reaching the end of their service life. In September 2008, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) began a study of military requirements and design options for extending the B61 bomb's service life. The B61 is used to support the U.S. strategic deterrent and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (...
Afghanistan Security: Afghan Army Growing, but Additional Trainers Needed; Long-term Costs Not Determined
GAO-11-66: Published: Jan 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2011.
Developing capable Afghan National Army (ANA) forces is a key element of the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led coalition effort to counter the insurgency and create sustainable security in Afghanistan. Since 2002, the United States, with assistance from NATO and other coalition nations, has worked to develop the ANA. The Department of Defense (DOD) leads U.S. efforts to train...
NATO Partnerships: DOD Needs to Assess U.S. Assistance in Response to Changes to the Partnership for Peace Program
GAO-10-1015: Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2010.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the Partnership for Peace (PfP) to increase cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and provide many of these countries with a path to NATO membership. As NATO confronts new security challenges, including the war in Afghanistan, its relationships with partner countries have grown in scope and importance. Additionally, NATO is developing...
Defense Budget: Funding for Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial Initiatives
NSIAD-00-113R: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) funding for activities sponsored by the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial during fiscal years 1999 and 2000 and the sources of this funding.GAO noted that: (1) DOD funded about $739,000 in activities sponsored by the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial from October 1998 through February 200...
Bosnia: Operational Decisions Needed Before Estimating DOD's Costs
NSIAD-98-77BR: Published: Feb 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) incremental costs for its Bosnia operations; (2) whether DOD's fiscal year (FY) 1998 appropriations for Bosnia are adequate to cover the costs of planned operations; and (3) the nature and timing of key decisions that could significantly affect the costs.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's incremental costs for its oper...
Defense Trade: European Initiatives to Integrate the Defense Market
NSIAD-98-6: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the changes that have taken place in the European defense market over the past 5 years, focusing on: (1) what actions European governments and industry have taken to unify the European defense market; (2) how key European countries' defense procurement practices have affected U.S. defense companies' ability to compete on major weapons competitions in Europe; and (3) how the U.S. gover...
NATO Enlargement: Cost Implications for the United States Remain Unclear
T-NSIAD-98-50: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues related to the cost and financial obligations of expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) current U.S. costs to support NATO's common budgets and other funding that supports relations with central and east European nations and promotes NATO enlargement; (2) NATO's defense planning process, whic...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Full-Rate Production Decision Was Premature and Risky
NSIAD-97-68: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent decision to commit to the full-rate production of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), focusing on whether: (1) the system had demonstrated a level of maturity through testing to justify a full-rate production commitment; (2) DOD considered and resolved important cost and performance issues prior to making its decisi...