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The phantom Afghan army

An exclusive Al Jazeera investigation has found that the number of existing security forces in Afghanistan has been greatly exaggerated with widespread desertions by members of the army and police.

Senior officials in the Obama administration say US troops will start to return home from July of 2011.

That is when Afghan forces are supposed to be ready to take over.

Added: Dec-2-2009 Occurred On: Dec-2-2009
By: ChockFullOfNuts
Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: phantom Afghan army, Obama administration, Afghanistan
Location: Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan (load item map)
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