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The Afghan national army: unwarranted hope?

Giustozzi, Antonio (2009) The Afghan national army: unwarranted hope? RUSI Journal, 154 (6). pp. 36-42. ISSN 0307-1847

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03071840903532882


Billions of dollars have been spent in training, mentoring and equipping a new Afghan army which is representative of Afghanistan's diverse ethnic groups and operates in the nation's interests. Yet, at the end of 2009, the Afghan Army is beset by a host of problems including widespread illiteracy, ethnic rivalries, drug use and poor combat effectiveness. Respected Afghan expert Antonio Giustozzi analyses what has gone wrong and suggests that a new model may be the only way forward.

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Additional Information: © 2009 RUSI Journal
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 10:00
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 21:09

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