About 40 Taliban militants were killed and 14 injured when militants launched a cross-border attack against police checkposts in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province Saturday, a provincial government spokesman said. That sounds like great news but the fact that this information is from the Afghans makes it highly suspect, especially with […]

Pentagon Defends Afghan Local Police Program The Pentagon defended a program Monday that recruits local police forces in Afghan villages despite a U.S.-funded report that raises questions about the militia’s performance and alleged abuses. Top officers, including the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, […]

A failing program

It is good to finally see some positive stories coming out of Afghanistan when it comes to training the Afghan National Police. Now if these could just start becoming common and not the exception. While still primitive, U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Voorhees boasted of its progress when he visited […]

Finally some good news on the ANP