ISAF’s role is to assist the Government in Afghanistan and the international community in maintaining security within the force’s area of operations. ISAF supports the Afghan Transitional Authority in expanding its authority to the rest of the country, and in providing a safe and secure environment conducive to free and fair elections, the spread of the rule of law, and the reconstruction of the country.
Non Article 5 ISAF Medal
The NATO Medal for Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR was approved by the North Atlantic Council for members who participated in NATO's operation in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and the airspace above it, following the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The operation began on Oct. 26, 2001 and is open to a date to be determined. The Deputy Secretary of Defense approved the acceptance and wear of the medal for U.S. military and civilian personnel.