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Explainer: The Afghan Public Protection Force

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Time is running out for companies operating in Afghanistan to make the switch from private security firms to a protection force operated by the Afghan government. What is the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF), what are its advantages and disadvantages, and is it up to the task of protecting aid agencies and supply convoys?

What is the Afghan Public Protection Force?

The Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) is a government-controlled security force. For companies operating in Afghanistan, it is a major issue because, under an Afghan initiative intended to scale down the massive and lucrative private security industry, Afghan government employees' protection will depend on this new force.

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A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Explainer: The Afghan Public Protection Force

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