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International Security Assistance Force - ISAF


Mission: NATO-ISAF, as part of the overall International Community effort and as mandated by the United Nations Security Council, is working to create the conditions whereby the Government of Afghanistan is able to exercise its authority throughout the country, including the development of professional and capable Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

As requested by the Afghan Government and mandated by the United Nations Security Council, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is assisting the Afghan authorities in maintaining security and in developing new Afghan National Security Forces.

As transition progresses and ANSF take on their security responsibilities, ISAF will complete its shift from a combat to a supporting role. ISAF will continue to train, advise and assist the ANSF until transition completion at the end of 2014. ISAF will continue to provide combat support, as necessary, until the end of 2014.

These efforts are part of the broader engagement of the international community in Afghanistan to ensure that Afghanistan is never again a safe haven for terrorism.

JFC Brunssum's role

Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum, carries out NATO's prime mission to assure that ISAF can sustain its operations uninterruptedly looking ahead over a period of several years to further progress the transition in Afghanistan within the UN mandate.

It staffs, monitors and coordinates the necessary activities by providing operational support, management to sustain the operations and coordination of manning and training of designated ISAF Headquarters' staffs to enable their smooth transition into ISAF.
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Prepared by Roland Murof