21 Oct '12, 2am

Afghan force too big and not ready to take control

Afghan force too big and not ready to take control

Related US at a crossroads deep in an Afghan no-man’s land As Marines leave Helmand, focus turns to training those left behind Insider outrage: Families feel added sense of violation, betrayal View Gallery (3 images) A formation of Afghan National Army soldiers receive a welcome in June at Delaram, in Afghanistan's Nimruz province where they were to train for several weeks before heading to Washir district. Brian Buckwalter/US Marine Corps Lightbox link Lightbox link The long-planned strategy of quickly training 352,000 Afghan soldiers and policemen to take over the security once U.S. and NATO troops leave is now being scrutinized from all sides for its effectiveness and practicality, according to a new report in The Washington Post . The rapid expansion of the Afghanistan force is nearing its goal, but according to over a dozen interviews in the story with U.S. officers a...

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