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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 06:12 AM
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Lazy Afghanistan Army: Afghanistan’s Toking Troops Not Exactly Battle-Ready
 
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Posted on YouTube: December 11, 2009
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Posted on DU: December 22, 2009
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Top NATO commander General Stanley McChrystal calls training local soldiers and cops “our main effort” in Afghanistan. But whipping recruits into shape is a whole lot harder when they’re stoned out of their minds.

“You walk into a whole squad of ANA smoking hashish. They don’t understand that the use of drugs, it effects the way that they accomplish their mission,” says one disgusted marine. “Soldiers come out without helmets, soldiers come out missing a lot of gear.”

Obviously, there are plenty of units that are more professional. But this isn’t the first time red-eyed Afghan troops have been caught on tape.



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What the hell are we doing there?
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