Political Risk

U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

“Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally ‘boy play,’ and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.”

Source: U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies – The New York Times

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