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  •  I'd say that building a security force of (1+ / 0-)
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    almost 350k decently-trained Afghan soldiers and police within a period of just a few years actually is a pretty monumental success for Nato Training Mission - Afghanistan.  Especially since they are all scheduled to have basic literacy and numeracy by the end of the year.... and this despite only about 15% of recruits being literate.

    So what if the International community has to fund them for another decade to the tune of 3.5 billion/year?  We'd have to do that for half a century to equal what was being spent on wars by the U.S. in 2008 alone.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Tue May 08, 2012 at 02:02:39 PM PDT

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