Operation Highroad

From 2001 to 2021, Australia’s mission in Afghanistan supported coalition efforts to contain the threat from international terrorism and support the Afghan Government.

Operation Highroad commenced in January 2015, when Afghanistan took the lead for its own security, to support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Together with coalition partners, the Australian Defence Force worked alongside the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as they built their own defence, security and counter-terrorism forces, to deny terrorist organisations safe havens in which to plan and export terror attacks.