first published on July 15, 2018 by Josh
Operation Resolute Support officially began in Afghanistan on January 1, 2015. The intent of the NATO-led operation was to to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions. Since the mission began, the threat of the Taliban and IS-K, the Islamic State branch in Afghanistan, has increased, therefore requiring the NATO presence and operational tempo to increase as well.
As a result of this increase in operational tempo by both Operation Resolute Support, and the Afghan National Security Forces, multiple mobile advise and assist teams have been established. These teams have the capability to not only conduct training for Afghan security forces in the most remote regions, but the also have the capability of assisting in ground engagement by controlling the air support of resolute support.
“This operational concept is based on Expeditionary Advisory Packages (EAPs). EAPs are one part of a multi-pronged strategy that continues to increase the offensive capabilities of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. In March 2018, 265 Resolute Support soldiers and advisors from seven contributing nations were deployed to the Afghan northern city of Maimanah as part of this mobile framework of training, advice, and assistance.” said a NATO official in the release of a media package about the expanded support of ORS troops in more remote regions of Afghanistan.
The video below comes courtesy of the NATO Channel. It shows includes b-roll footage from the multi-purpose mobile advise and assist teams that have been deployed to Northern Afghanistan to support Afghan Security Forces in their operations against the Taliban and ISIS-K.