The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan has been under strain for years, and the United States and other allies have been taking on more of the fighting, which has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians.
Now a report by The Washington Post and the International Crisis Group has exposed the cost of U.R.E. as a “cost-effective, highly effective, and politically palatable” solution to Afghanistan’s problems.
It argues that the UR.
B. mission has proven a failure at best, and that the international coalition’s commitment to it is the only way to ensure Afghanistan’s long-term stability.
The report found that the United Nations has spent $3.6 billion on the URRB in the past five years, far less than the $6.5 billion that it has spent on the Afghanistan National Security Forces, the UPA’s military wing.
“In its current form, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the largest contributor of troops in Afghanistan, with more than 10,000 troops,” the report said.
“The UAE has a much smaller force than the URSF and the URAF combined.”
The URB has spent more than $600 million in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year, more than twice as much as the UARF, according to the report.
U.B.-backed forces have taken over most of the capital city of Kabul, but there have been signs that they are struggling to gain traction.
The UARL has failed to retake Kunduz from Taliban control, and it has suffered major setbacks in recent weeks.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced the withdrawal of his forces in October, leaving the UBR and the Afghan government in control of most of Afghanistan.
The United Nations is expected to meet in New York on Thursday to discuss the report and discuss how to best move forward.
The Post and ICG said the report “demonstrates that U.A.E.’s U.U.M.B.’s (United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan) efforts have had little impact on the long-standing Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.”
The report also said that the coalition’s decision to increase the UB’s commitment in the face of mounting Taliban casualties was “ill-advised,” given the fact that the Taliban has lost more than 80 percent of its territory since 2009.
“Afghanistan has been mired in conflict since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, but it remains an unstable country,” the Post and Group said.
The Afghan military is now responsible for roughly 80 percent, the report found.
The number of UARFs has fallen by half over the past year, and in the first half of 2018, the coalition is in a financial disadvantage compared to the Afghan National Army, which is tasked with fighting the Taliban.
UB-backed forces were also able to seize Kunduz and other cities in the east in the second half of last year, but the UAF has been battling for control of the province and the government in Kabul for months.
UR-backed Afghan forces have been trying to regain control of Kunduz since early last year.
The Taliban launched an offensive in the province last October.
The attacks killed more than 100 people, including hundreds of UB troops.
UAR-backed fighters, including Afghan soldiers, also fought alongside the Taliban against the Taliban and allied forces in Kunduz, killing and wounding hundreds of people.
The UN has been trying for months to convince the Afghan military to hand over power to Afghan President Ghani and allow the UFRG to take over.
“It is time for the government of Afghanistan to make a choice between the Taliban’s brutal regime and its long-needed transition to democracy,” the ICG report said, calling on the government to choose the Afghan people’s candidate as the next president.
In September, the Afghan president appointed Ghani as the new commander of the UDRF, a new Afghan military unit, the first time that the Afghan parliament has been asked to elect a president.
The next UDRPF commander will be chosen by the UUDF and the president.