Sunday, 19 November 2017

UN Concerned by US plans to revive Militias

UN concerned by controversial US plan to revive Afghan militias | World news | The Guardian:
The so-called Afghan National Army Territorial Force, essentially self-defence units of locally recruited men serving in their own villages, will be piloted with 1,000 men, once Afghan president Ashraf Ghani approves the proposal, and will eventually number some 20,000, officials say.Its aim, according to a Nato proposal circulated among embassies, will be to stabilise areas cleared by regular security forces and establish law and order.Yet some worry that the force will amplify existing rivalries and be difficult to regulate. The national army, which will oversee the new force, is already fraught with poor leadership.

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