Friday, March 5, 2010

Afghan Militias Do What Western Forces and Afghan Govt Can't: Keep Their Village Safe

ISAF, U.S troops, and the Afghan government forces can't be everywhere.  That is why small unit militias are springing up across the country-side in Afghanistan.  While it was a nobel idea to think that the Afghan government would field an Army and police force that would protect the villages from the Taliban it never came to pass.  The Army still is not large or effective enough and the police force treats the population worse than the Taliban.  Read more in "Afghan Militias Take on Taliban", De Spiegel Online International, March 2, 2010.

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