Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Afghan police highly incapable

A recent report from the United States government claims that Afghan police are incapable of doing even the most the basic aspects of their jobs, BBC News reported on Monday. The U.S. report blames the shortcomings of the police force on corruption, low pay, training issues, illiteracy, and poor equipment. The remedy, according to the Pentagon and the State Department, is continued long-term assistance and another $600 million in aid per year. The Afghan people are losing faith in the police and, in turn, are beginning to lose faith in the national government. The reformation of the police structure is now a top U.S. priority. There have been reports that members of the Afghan police are among those involved in abductions around the country.

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