Monday, December 26, 2011
Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program in RC North Under Review (Afghanistan)
Early news reports indicate that the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program administered by Regional Command North (RC North) in four northern provinces of Afghanistan is under review. The CIP program may either be closed down or its units and activities transferred to Afghan control. The CIP security guards are paid by ISAF using Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP) funds. The news accounts state that President Karzai was "unaware" these units were operating in the north and under the control of Regional Command North. Visit the following link to learn more about the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program.