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    Posted by onparkstreet on 22nd September 2010 (All posts by )

    In the past ten months there has been measured progress in the Afghan National Security Force (ANSF); in quality as well as quantity. Since last November, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan has supported the Afghan Ministries of Interior and Defense to recruit, train and assign over 100,000 soldiers and police, an incredible feat. To achieve this, the training capacity was increased, moving from under 10,000 seats for police training alone to almost 15,000.

    William Caldwell (Small Wars Journal)

    The NGO community in Afghanistan has grown into an industry where a large part of aid budgets is spent on security, and money gets frittered away on pointless projects. Afghans are becoming increasingly skeptical about the foreign organizations that are supposed to be rebuilding their country.

    Der Spiegel (via RealClearWorld)

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    Posted in Afghanistan/Pakistan, International Affairs, Military Affairs | 10 Comments »