Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Texas troops aiding effort to support, advise Afghan military

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San Antonio Express-News, 29 October 2016

In this article with a particular local US angle on troops in Afghanistan, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the general effectiveness of the Afghan troops (apparently using an ealier publication):

In the view of Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghan Analysts Network, a nonprofit research group, the performance of the country’s troops contradicts the rhetoric of American officials.

“I’ve never been convinced that the training of the security forces has been as effective as claimed by the countries doing the training,” he said. “And what we see again and again is that the security forces are in a reactive mode.”