It is well-known that since 9/11, the US military and its coalition partners have worked with the Afghan government and its military forces to battle an insurgency. At the end of 2014, the majority of US and coalition military forces left Afghanistan. What may be less known is that, for the last several years, a small contingent of American and coalition air advisors have been helping the Afghans rebuild their air force from the ground up. These advisors work daily with Afghanistan Air Force (AAF) leaders to help them build and implement effective organizations, capabilities, technologies, programs, and processes.
Air and Space Power Journal
Douglas, M. A., & Ritschel, J. D. (2018). Air advising in Afghanistan: Building an Organization in Flight. Air and Space Power Journal, 32(3), 85–91.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed or implied in the Journal are those of the authors and should not be construed as carrying the official sanction of the Department of Defense, Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Air University, or other agencies or departments of the US government.