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Security-Sector Reform in Sierra Leone: The UK Assistance Mission in Transition


Security-sector reform in Sierra Leone has come a long way, but the key test now is long-term sustainability.

In March 2013, the British-led military assistance and training mission in Sierra Leone drew to a close, after more than a decade at the centre of efforts to reform the country’s armed forces following its protracted civil war. The transition of the mission to the smaller but more broadly focused International Security Advisory Team has raised questions concerning both the sustainability of the reforms implemented to date and the prospects for success as attention turns to

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Cathy Haenlein

Director, Organised Crime and Policing

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