September 27, 2012

Trainers in Afghanistan Arm Themselves Against Both Sides

New York Times | At War | Matthew Rosenberg | In The Times today, Matthew Rosenberg (@mrosenbergNYT) reports from Bad Pakh, Afghanistan, on the new protective strategy used by military advisers to the Afghan Army: keep body armor on and weapons loaded, all the time. He writes of the advisers in a base in Bad Pakh: “Their guard was up even though they were there for a day of training Afghan soldiers without once leaving the confines of a fortified base — even when chatting with the Afghan officers over a lunch of goat meat and yogurt.”  (READ MORE)

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