Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Irregular Afghan Forces in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has seen a multitude of units and forces engaged in the fight.  Units from the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, ISAF, US military and other entities populate the battlefield.  Lesser known entities include the private security companies, contract organizations, and the various Afghan militias that are throughout the country.  Some of these more 'private' entities have a storied past. Read more in "After the US pulls out, will CIA rely on Afghan mercenaries", The Christian Science Monitor, November 16, 2011.