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The US Army And Afghanistan’s Bad Divorce

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The Daily Beast
 (blog), 19 September 2012
The experience of a former US trainer embedded in the Afghan security forces, saying that already ‘by the mid 2000s, the relationship [between the trainers and the Afghan troops] had begun to fray’ – because ‘the ANA was growing, getting better at its job, and chaffing at the perceived collar it wore, which was connected to a leash held firmly by American hands’.


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