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#AFG Prez Ghani proposes pay/benefits increase 2 #ANSF

#AFG Prez Ghani proposes pay/benefits increase 2 #ANSF

Related Casualties, desertions spike as Afghan forces take lead Combat casualties, desertion and other issues have left the Afghan National Army the smallest it has been since 2011, even as the country’s security forces face their first fighting season without major international military support. KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a significant boost in pay and benefits for the country’s security forces in an apparent attempt to bolster morale in the midst of this year’s fighting season. Ghani, in a statement released late Monday, directed the defense, interior and finance ministries to implement the increase in combat pay for the country’s army, air force and police. He also proposed initiatives to provide financial support for families of soldiers and police killed during security operations, as well as “medical treatment and assistance (for) s...

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