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This Briefing is UNCLASSIFIED

ISAF
COIN Advisory & Assistance Team
(CAAT)
29October09
We need to think and act very differently to be successful.
GEN Stanley A. McChrystal
Commander, ISAF
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ISAF COIN Advisory & Assistance Team (CAAT)
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International Security Assistance Force (ISAF),NATO
Headquarters,Blvd Leopold III,1110 Brussels, Belgium,
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Counterinsurgency Leaders? Workshop, 27-29 Oct, Fort Leavenworth, KS
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Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98)
Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18
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Agenda
Problem/Solution
Mission and Intent
CAAT Employment Strategy
Organizational Design
Network of Partners
Discussion
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Problem
Units and organizations arrive in theater at different levels of
COIN training and expertise.
Insufficient or no unity of effort for COIN from RC to RC,
between Civil/Military, and among NATO Allies.
Inadequate visibility for COMISAF on implementation of
COIN approach/best practices.
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Solution
A credible Combined, Civil/Military, Multi-disciplinary element(s), versed
in all aspects of COIN, capable of traveling throughout the theater of
operations and conducting the following missions:
Augment the continuous, formal dialog between COMISAF and subordinate
Commanders/Civilian Leadership.
A second set of eyes that provides unbiased, critical analysis, and
recommended solutions. (COMISAFs two way feedback mechanism).
Over watch key transitional points in the campaign such as RIP/TOA, major
increases/decreases of forces in specific regions, task organization and
command relationship changes.
Teach, coach, and mentor BCT/BN CDRs, Civilian Leadership, and their
respective staffs, on the conduct of integrated COIN operations.
Capture best practices and lessons learned and rapidly disseminate to the
force.
Focuses on integrated approach to COIN: staff synchronization, inter-
agency, PRT, Afghan capacity building, STRATCOM, KLEs, and ANSF
partnering.
Help Develop Learning Organizations. Build Afghan Hands .
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Mission Statement and Intent
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Mission: Assist commanders to integrate all aspects of COIN operations
Purpose: To assist Commanders, identify trends, and disseminate lessons
learned, in order to facilitate ISAF organizational and cultural
change
Key tasks:
Understand how COMISAF intent is being operationalized in each
Regional Command
Provide a review of staffing processes that advance or impede
COIN efforts
Identify best COIN practices and disseminate throughout the theater
and national training bases
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Key tasks (continued):
Establish consistent collaboration with national training bases and
institutions to maintain relevancy regarding current theater trends
Enhance situational awareness/understanding of ISAF COIN efforts in
cooperation with AFGHAN partners
Facilitate unity of effort through a fully integrated civ/mil team that
leverages a combined approach to COIN and builds Afghan capacity
End State: A combined AFGHAN & ISAF team conducting effective
COIN operations across all lines of effort
Mission Statement and Intent
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CAAT Employment Strategy
RC(South)
RC(South)
RC(West)
RC(West)
RC(North)
RC(North)
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Iran
Iran
Pakistan
Pakistan
RC (East)
RC (East)
RCEast
CAAT
Bagram
RCEast
CAAT
Bagram
RCWest
CAAT
Herat
RCWest
CAAT
Herat
RCSouth
CAAT
Kandahar
RCSouth
CAAT
Kandahar
Information Cell augmentation
RC CAAT advises and assists COIN efforts
based on RC Commander requirements
RC CAAT push requirements and pull
resources for the RC Commands
RC CAAT capability will build OCT-FEB
RCNorth
CAAT
Mazare
Sharif
RCNorth
CAAT
Mazare
Sharif
CAAT
HQ Team
ISAF HQ
Kabul
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Executive
Officer
OPSOfficer Sr Analyst
SpecialAdvisor
/COS
OR8
CSM
OPSResearch
&AnalysisCell
WashDC
Logistics PM
SIGINT/ISR
Interagency
FBILNO
CounterNarco
(DEA)
RuleofLaw I/O
OF3/4
CivilAffairs
IT/WebSpec
Police
Specialist
Contracting
CERP
Specialist
Lessons
Learned
OF3
Knowledge
Management
PartTimers
/SMEs
OF4
SOFOfficer
CulturalSpec
HUMINT/CI
KABUL CAAT TEAM
Interpreters
Interpreters
Information
CellChief
Irregular
Warfare
Advisor
US Mil 5
Contractors 19
USG 2
AFGHAN 3
NATO _2
Total
31
CAATTeamLDR
OF-4
ANSF
SpecialAdvisor
CSMHall
OF4
ISAF/NATO
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OR-7/8
TM NCOIC
Interpreters
I/II
OF3/4
ISAF/NATO
COIN
Specialist
COIN
Specialist
RC CAAT TEAM
Cultural/Triba
l
Specialist
Info/ Ops
Specialist
US Mil 2
Contractors 5
USG 0
AFGHAN 3
NATO _1
Total
11
OF-3
ANSF
OF-3/4
Team LDR
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Fusion Cell Augmentation
US Mil 0
Contractors 16
USG 0
AFGHAN 0
NATO _0
Total 16
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Network of Partners
US
Embassy
NTMA
Advisory/
AssistanceTeam
USJFCOM
PACC
HQISAF
Regional
Commands
ISAFJoint
Command
CAC
CTCs
NATOTNG
Centers
AWG
JFCB
Collaborative
Agency
Shape
Scenarios,
LLs,
Guidance,
Expertise
Provides
Manning&
Expertise
Liaison
w/CTCs,
Units,
Organizations
CIV/MIL
Expertise
Provides
Guidanceon
whereto
directteams
JIWC,JCOA
Focused
Guidanceto
teams,
outbriefed on
observations
USAID
DoS
USAG
COIN
Academy
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Discussion