Friday, July 16, 2010

MARSOC Trains ANCOP Units in Afghanistan

"KABUL, Afghanistan — Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command is helping prepare elite Afghan police units to support conventional Marine forces operating in Helmand province.

The effort to train Afghan National Civil Order Police units is modeled after programs that have successfully lowered attrition rates among the Afghan National Army’s commando units. Those units have been trained by and partnered with U.S. Special Forces in an effort to professionalize them. Meanwhile, ANCOP units have suffered attrition rates as high as 140 percent per year."
Read the rest of the article in "MarSOC helps train elite Afghan police", Marine Corps Times, June 28, 2010.

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