Hey, how's that old War On Terror going?
From 2013 to 2014, more than 40,000 personnel were dropped from the Afghan army due to their ethnic backgrounds. Political affiliation has badly damaged the credibility of the army and has rendered it unable to defeat the Taliban and other regional militias. In 2012, in Kunduz province, the Afghan army pulled back from war with a criminal militia linked to the Northern Alliance. Pajhwok news reported that Afghan army officials in Northern Afghanistan had said that the numbers of illegal armed militias were three times bigger than the security forces of the country. In 2011, former President Hamid Karzai expressed deep concern over political interference in the ministry of defence. The majority of politically appointed jihadists and Talibanised generals have never attended any military training school.