Homeland Security

SIGAR: Alarming rate of Afghan trainees in the US are going AWOL

“A new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) revealed that 50 percent of all foreign military personnel that went AWOL (‘Absent Without Leave’) while receiving training in the US since 2005 were from Afghanistan. This is an alarming rate considering that Afghan forces have only made up one percent of foreign military personnel trained in the same time frame. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deemed ANDSF trainees that have gone AWOL ‘to be high risk because they involve militarily trained individuals of a fighting age who have demonstrated a ‘flight risk.’’”

Source: SIGAR: Alarming rate of Afghan trainees in the US are going AWOL | FDD’s Long War Journal

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