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In Afghanistan, US troops tackle aid projects – and skepticism

The white-bearded Afghan police chief is not pleased with his village “force” of 15 rag-tag cops. They have no radios, just two AK-47 assault rifles, and a single pistol with 9mm ammunition that jams. Afghan officials have also not paid police salaries for months in this remote eastern Afghanistan province of Nuristan on the Pakistan border. An officer is said to be collecting funds now – the proverbial “check is in the mail” – but the delay is hampering US plans to start police training this week. Full Story

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