Afghan special ops units a key to US exit (AP) – 1450th Edition

In this March 22, 2011, photo, Afghan National Army commandos practice a house clearing during a training session at Camp Morehead on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The commando strike force is part of an interwoven latticework of Afghan forces trained and backed by a small number of U.S. special operators, who are in some parts of Afghanistan holding the same size territory as an entire U.S. brigade, U.S. officers say. The Afghan commandos are designed to be the raiders, working alongside until they eventually replace the Americans. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)AP – A hundred or so turbaned, bearded Afghans packed the plastic mats outside the fort, staring skeptically at Afghan officials on a makeshift outdoor stage. The officials were making the case for setting up a local police force.

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