Thursday, June 10, 2010

SF Soldiers are Training Afghan Villagers

"American special forces are helping Afghan villages organise their own protection against Taliban militants, a US army chief in southern Afghanistan has told AFP.

Brigadier General Ben Hodges, head of operations for US forces in southern Afghanistan, said some Afghan villagers have been provided basic training and cash in areas beset by the Islamist insurgency.

"There are some programmes where special forces units are out in a village stability programme where they might find a large village and then help train the locals to defend themselves," Hodges told AFP in an interview."
Read the rest of the article in "Special Forces Training Afghan Villagers", Military.com, June 9, 2010.

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