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Afghan Militia Wins Uneasy Peace

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Wall Street Journal, 29 May 2012
A report about a local militia that successfully keeps the Taleban out of Qala-ye Zal district in Kunduz. The only problem: officially, these Critical Infrastructure Protection program (CIPP) militia, created last spring by the German military, ‘using American-provided funds’, should have been disbanded: President Karzai had told a reported last December that he was unaware of CIPP’s existence and had ordered it disbanded. Funnily enough, also, as the article says, ‘the only critical infrastructure in his area consists of an unpaved road.’

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