The President of Afghanistan is the Commander-in-Chief of the Afghan Armed Forces, with the authority to declare war or a state of emergency. All armed forces proper are under the Afghan National Army (ANA). The Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police are collectively referred to as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The total active manpower is around 86,000 military personnel. There is also a Para-military force with 82,000 police officers.
The Land Forces of the Afghan armed forces is around 50,000 soldiers with the structure:
- 7 regional corps with 7 HQ battalions, 16 infantry brigades (each with 3 infantry battalions, 1 combat support battalion, 1 combat service support battalion), 1 armoured mechanised brigade, 5 Commando battalions, 5 logistic depot battalions, 4 support helicopter squadrons.