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A ‘half full’ Afghan army

Sgt. Mohammad Reza walks silently on a ridge, watching his platoon conduct a reconnaissance patrol in a gully below. His men are all recent recruits. Some are former militia fighters who have seen many battles but little professional training. Others are as green as the helmets on their head. “They don’t know about organized war, they just know about guerrilla warfare,” says Sergeant Reza, himself a former militiaman from Bamian Province. Full Story

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