Afghanistan-Pakistan Security Assistance Team
Mission: Ensure security assistance programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan support U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives; enhance the capability of Pakistan’s security forces directly engaged in COIN operations in support of Coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Vision: To serve as a Department of State and USG resource on Afghanistan and Pakistan military and security assistance issues. To ensure that the State Department’s perspectives on security and military-to-military issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan are heard in the interagency, thereby strengthening U.S. policymaking.
Develop military assistance policy and manage and execute annual security assistance funding for Pakistan through FMF, IMET, and PCCF (Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capabilities Fund);
Work closely with other bureaus on Afghanistan security assistance in preparation for the anticipated drawdown of U.S. and NATO forces;
Provide appropriate State Department representation on and input into discussions on the Afghanistan and Pakistan mil-mil relationships and security issues, and contribute expertise to the interagency to meet U.S. objectives in Pakistan;
Ensure State Department concurrence on DoD’s PCF, CSF, and ASFF (Afghanistan Security Forces Fund) activities;
Coordinate with the Security Assistance Team to ensure all U.S. government requirements are being met and the Afghanistan/ Pakistan programs align with the Security Assistance Team and U.S. foreign policy writ large