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Change of Mission Ceremony from ISAF to Resolute Support, Dec. 28, 2014, in Kabul

Resolute Support Mission
Resolute Support Mission
or Operation Resolute Support is a NATO-led train, advise and assist mission consisting of over 13,000 troops in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which began on January 1, 2015.[2][3] It is a follow-on mission to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) which was completed on December 28, 2014.[3][4] Its current commander is U.S. Army General John W. Nicholson Jr. who replaced U.S. Army General John F. Campbell on 2 March 2016.[5]

Contents

1 Legal basis 2 Objectives and deployment 3 Contributing nations 4 References

Legal basis[edit] The operation plan for the Resolute Support Mission
Resolute Support Mission
(RSM) was approved by foreign ministers of the NATO
NATO
members in late June 2014 and the corresponding status of forces agreement was signed by President of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Ashraf Ghani
Ashraf Ghani
and NATO
NATO
Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Maurits Jochems in Kabul
Kabul
on 30 September 2014.[3] The United Nations Security Council
United Nations Security Council
unanimously adopted United Nations Security Council Resolution 2189 in support of the new international mission in Afghanistan.[4] Objectives and deployment[edit] The objective of the mission is to provide training, advice and assistance for Afghan security forces and institutions in their conflict with extremist groups such as the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and ISIS-K.[6][7] The Resolute Support Mission
Resolute Support Mission
envisages the deployment of approximately 12,000 personnel from NATO
NATO
and partner nations in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
with the central hub at Kabul
Kabul
and Bagram Airfield
Bagram Airfield
supporting four spokes.[3] The spokes will be formed by Train Advise Assist Commands (TAACs), which will directly support four of the six Afghan National Army Corps. Train Advise Assist Command - Capital replaces the former Regional Command Capital; the redesignation took place in August 2014. TAAC East will assist the 201st Corps from FOB Gamberi and FOB Fenty located near Jalalabad, TAAC South will assist the 205th Corps
205th Corps
from Kandahar International Airport, TAAC West will assist the 207th Corps in Herat
Herat
and TAAC North will cover the 209th Corps from Mazar-i-Sharif. TAAC North is under the command of Brig. Gen. Harald Gante, German Army.[8] Regional Command North was redesignated as TAAC North on July 1, 2014.[9] The 203rd Corps located in the south-eastern part of the country will see advisers from time to time from TAAC East (one source describes this as "fly to advise").[10] The 215th Corps in the south-west will get a little attention from TAAC South. Several of the TAACs were established prior to the disestablishment of ISAF; they can be seen on the December 2014 ISAF status update sheet.[11] U.S. President Barack Obama, in an update given from the White House on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, stated that, following General John W. Nicholson's, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford's, and U.S. Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter's mutual recommendations, the U.S. would have about 8,400 troops remaining in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
through the end of his Administration in December 2016.[6] The residual force of 9,800 troops were withdrawn on December 31, 2016, leaving behind 8,400 troops stationed at 4 garrisons (Kabul, Kandahar, Bagram, and Jalalabad). Contributing nations[edit] As of June 2016, among the forces contributing to the mission are 6,954 Americans training and helping Afghan forces, 2,850 Americans engaged in counter-terrorism missions, 5,859 NATO
NATO
soldiers and 26,000 military contractors.[12] The following nations have personnel stationed in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
as part of the mission in May 2017:[1]

Country Number of Troops

 United States 6,941

 Italy 1,037

 Germany 980

 Georgia 872

 Turkey 659

 Romania 587

 United Kingdom 500

 Czech Republic 271

 Australia 270

 Poland 198

 Armenia 121

 Mongolia 120

 Netherlands 100

 Denmark 97

 Croatia 95

 Azerbaijan 94

 Bulgaria 92

 Hungary 90

 Albania 83

 Belgium 62

 Bosnia-Herzegovina 55

 Norway 42

 Macedonia 39

 Slovakia 38

 Finland 29

 Sweden 25

 Latvia 22

 Lithuania 21

 Spain 18

 Montenegro 18

 Austria 10

 New Zealand 10

 Portugal 10

 Ukraine 10

 Slovenia 7

 Estonia 4

 Greece 4

 Iceland 2

 Luxembourg 1

Total 13,586

References[edit]

^ a b "Troop Contributing Nations" (PDF). Resolute Support Mission. May 2017.  ^ " NATO
NATO
chief, Afghan president welcome "new phase" as combat role ends". DPA. DPA. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.  ^ a b c d "NATO-led Resolute Support Mission
Resolute Support Mission
in Afghanistan". NATO. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.  ^ a b "Afghanistan: Security Council backs agreement on new non-combat NATO
NATO
mission". United Nations News Centre. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.  ^ "General John F. Campbell". NATO. Retrieved February 2, 2015.  ^ a b "An Update On Our Mission in Afghanistan". whitehouse.gov. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.  ^ Rosenberg, Matthew (October 15, 2015). "In Reversal, Obama Says U.S. Soldiers Will Stay in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
to 2017". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 September 2017.  ^ Operation Resolute Support, TAAC North ^ Bundeswehr, Train Advise Assist Command North – Baustein für die Zukunft Afghanistans Mazar-e Sharif, 17.07.2014., accessed 1 January 2015. ^ "Resolute Support". Afghan War News. Afghan War News. Retrieved 7 February 2015.  ^ " International Security Assistance Force
International Security Assistance Force
(ISAF): Key Facts and Figures" (PDF). NATO. NATO. Retrieved 7 February 2015.  ^ "War in Afghanistan". The Economist. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 

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Guantanamo Bay 2002 Kabul
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2006

2007

Shinwar shooting Hyderabad airstrike Nangar Khel incident Helmand Province airstrikes 2007 Baghlan sugar factory bombing 2007 Bagram Airfield
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bombing 2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan

2008

Haska Meyna wedding party airstrike Azizabad airstrike Wech Baghtu wedding party airstrike 2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul 2008 Kabul
Kabul
Serena Hotel attack Kidnapping of David Rohde Sarposa prison attack of 2008 2008 Kandahar bombing Spin Boldak bombing

2009

Granai airstrike Kunduz airstrike Narang night raid February 2009 Kabul
Kabul
raids 2009 Kabul
Kabul
Indian embassy attack 2009 Kandahar bombing 2009 NATO
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Afghanistan
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headquarters bombing Camp Chapman attack

2010

Khataba raid February 2010 Kabul
Kabul
attack Uruzgan helicopter attack Sangin airstrike Maywand District murders Tarok Kolache Nadahan wedding bombing May 2010 Kabul
Kabul
bombing 2010 Badakhshan massacre

2011

Mano Gai airstrike Pakistani border attack Bin Laden raid Sarposa Prison tunneling escape Helmand Province incident 2011 Logar province bombing 2011 Afghanistan
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Ashura bombings 2011 Nimruz province bombing 2011 Zabul province bombing 2011 Chinook shootdown in Afghanistan

2012

Urination video Kapisa airstrike Quran burning protests April 2012 Afghanistan
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attacks Forward Operating Base Delhi massacre Kandahar massacre September 2012 Camp Bastion raid Body pictures

2013

June 2013 Kabul
Kabul
bombings 2013 Afghan presidential palace attack 2013 attack on U.S. consulate in Herat 2013 Indian embassy attack

2014

Herat
Herat
Indian Consulate Attack 2014 Paktika car bombing 2014 Yahyakhel suicide bombing 2014 Kabul
Kabul
Serena Hotel attack Atiqullah Raufi assassination December 2014 Kabul
Kabul
bombings

2015

2015 Park Palace guesthouse attack 2015 Kabul
Kabul
Parliament attack Khost suicide bombing Jalalabad
Jalalabad
suicide bombing August 2015 Kabul
Kabul
attacks 10 August 2015 Kabul
Kabul
suicide attack 22 August 2015 Kabul
Kabul
suicide attack Ghazni prison escape Battle of Kunduz

Kunduz hospital airstrike

Kandahar Airport attack 2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul

2016

February 2016 Kabul
Kabul
bombing Nangarhar Offensive (2016) 2016 Jalalabad
Jalalabad
suicide bombing Operation Omari Kabul
Kabul
NDS building Kunduz-Takhar highway hostage crisis Kabul
Kabul
Canadian Embassy convoy bombing Wardak Province bombing Kabul
Kabul
Hazara protest bombing Kabul
Kabul
Northgate Hotel bombing Jani Khel offensive Kabul
Kabul
American University siege Kabul
Kabul
Defense Ministry bombing Battle of Tarinkot (2016) Battle of Kunduz
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(2016) Battle of Boz Qandahari Mazar-i-Sharif
Mazar-i-Sharif
German consulate attack Bagram Airfield
Bagram Airfield
bombing Kabul
Kabul
Shia mosque bombing

2017

10 January 2017 Afghanistan
Afghanistan
bombings February 2017 Afghanistan's Supreme Court in Kabul
Kabul
attack 2017 Sangin airstrike March 2017 Kabul
Kabul
attack 2017 Nangarhar airstrike 2017 Camp Shaheen attack May 2017 Kabul
Kabul
attack June 2017 Kabul
Kabul
attack 2017 Herat
Herat
bombing June 2017 Kabul
Kabul
mosque attack 2017 Lashkargah bombing 2017 attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul 2017 Herat
Herat
mosque attack December 2017 Kabul
Kabul
suicide bombing

2018

2018 Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul
Kabul
attack 2018 Save The Children Jalalabad
Jalalabad
attack 2018 Kabul
Kabul
ambulance bombing March 2018 Kabul
Kabul
suicide bombing

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