Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Views of ANCOP Differ: Are they the "Good" Afghan Police Force?

The Afghan National Civil Order Police or ANCOP as they are referred to have been touted as the answer to professionalizing the corrupt, ineffective, costly, and highly disrepected Afghan National Police (ANP).  However, there are differing views on their performance.  Some are pointing them out as being almost as bad as the ANP (see "Corruption, incompetence charges plague new Afghan police force", Miami Herald, May 10, 2010).  Others are holding them up to be a model of the way forward for training up the much larger ANP (see "Elite Afghan Police Return from Marjah", ISAF News, May 9, 2010).  Read more news about the war in Afghanistan.

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