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Struggling to Teach the Afghan National Army Things the Taliban Already Knows

"Lack of discipline is just one of the major problems facing the Afghan army. Nine out of ten enlisted men can't read or write. A lot of them smoke hashish and heroin, which could explain why they have a hard time following orders. Some have also been known to steal from civilians at checkpoints and to sell their American-supplied guns and ammo to the Taliban." -- Tim McGirk, TIME Magazine Putting down the pipe at
Posted Sep 1
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