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Illiterate, Corrupt and Trigger-Happy German Trainers Describe Pitiful State of Afghan Police

A functioning police force is seen as a prerequisite for a Western withdrawal from Afghanistan. German trainers, however, paint a disastrous picture of the quality of Afghan security forces. Too many police, they say, can't read or write, can't shoot straight and are taking bribes.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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