With Afghan army, you get what you give

Limited training, lack of security screening, poor discipline, lack of motivation to fight for Karzai—no wonder Afghan soldiers keep turning on their NATO instructors.

Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 08/15/2012 12:00 am EDT

Last week there were four separate incidents involving members of the Afghanistan National Army who turned their weapons on NATO personnel deployed to assist in their training.

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