March 9, 2012

Building the Afghan Army Is a Bad Idea

Ann Jones, Mother Jones

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Recent weeks have brought yet another sad chance to watch badly laid plans in Afghanistan go haywire. In three separate incidents, allies, most from the Afghan National Army (ANA), allegedly murdered six Americans--two of them officers in the high-security sanctum of Kabul's Interior Ministry. Marine General John R. Allen, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, even briefly withdrew NATO advisors and trainers from all government ministries for their own protection.

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