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Cash Said to Drive Afghanistan’s Militia

It doesn’t take much money to set up a militia force in Afghanistan. A few dollars a day buys the loyalty of impoverished villagers, and weapons are cheap and available. It’s so easy that one Afghan province, Kunar, near the eastern border with Pakistan, has 10 illegally armed groups, U.S. military officials say. Though each has its own agenda, they are believed to share a common aim: to disrupt or even stop landmark legislative elections next month. Full Story

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