War is Boring: Fourth Time the Charm for NATO's Afghan Militia Plan?

By David Axe, on , Column

One of U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus' first moves after taking command of the nine-year-old NATO war effort in Afghanistan three weeks ago was to begin forming what the top U.S. military spokesman characterized as "community policing units" to help bolster local security in Taliban-plagued areas.

The impetus behind the scheme was simple enough. "We clearly do not have enough police forces to provide security in enough of the populated areas," top Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell admitted. ...

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