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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 or take bribes.

The delegation of police trainers and soldiers from Germany, Hungary and the United States had come prepared for a work meeting. They had expected it to be somewhat formal at first, but that it would become more relaxed as the meeting progressed.



Abdul Rahman Khaili, the police chief of Baghlan province in Afghanistan, had invited the group to a reception. But when the guests arrived at the police headquarters building, there was no one there to greet them -- only a strange, eerie silence.



Until a man in an Afghan uniform appeared, approached the delegation with measured steps and, when he was close enough, blew himself up.


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Afghanistan would have been better off had we not interfered with the Soviet occupation. The Soviets would have ultimately dissolved and while there was the potential for it to splinter as did Yugoslavia, there is also the chance that it would have maintained order. However it would have worked out, it wouldn't have become a haven for Arab malcontents as it did under the Taliban brought to power through our support of anti-Soviet forces. Oh, and it didn't help that we lost interest in Afghanistan after the Soviet s left. That was the reason for its disintegration that led to the Taliban and teh dysfunctionality that allowed Arab malcontents to operate as though it was their country.

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