30 Sep '12, 7pm

Afghan troops get a lesson in American cultural ignorance

Related Afghan inside attack puts US troop deaths at 2,000 Panetta: Partnered operations with Afghans back to normal Afghans create 'Western culture' manual to help counter insider attacks An Air Force airman speaks with the Afghan Uniformed Police while on a joint patrol in Mehtar Lam district, Laghman province, Sept. 26, 2012. Eleven years into the war, NATO troops and Afghan soldiers are still beset by a dangerous lack of cultural awareness, officials say, contributing to a string of insider attacks that have threatened to undermine the military partnership. Ryan Crane/U.S. Air Force KABUL — During the Vietnam War, American soldiers shipped out armed with government-issued guides to the distant land and the mysterious people. In Afghanistan, the U.S. military has tried training sessions, embedded cultural advisers, recommended reading lists and even a video game designe...

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