$6B doesn't equal great Afghan cops

Newsweek investigates the "undisciplined" Afghan National Police

Western plans to quit Afghanistan rest on the hope that Afghans will one day soon be able to look after their own security. An investigation by Newsweek reveals how unlikely this is. The Afghan National Police are “an inadequate organization, riddled with corruption,” says Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the State Department’s top representative in the region. Despite eight years and more than $6 billion, they are not trusted by their compatriots and are nowhere near being able to protect their country.


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