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Training Afghan Allies, With Guard Firmly Up

• New York Times
....“They come here and they look like they [US soldiers] are going to fight us,” said Sgt. Abdul Karim Haq, 25, an Afghan soldier at the outpost. “They are always talking down to us like we are little children.”   ....

Abdul Hanan, 20, a soldier also based in the east, was blunt. “We would have killed many of them [US soldiers] already,” he said, “but our commanders are cowards and don’t let us.”

He said the Americans treat the Afghans roughly, cursing at and bullying them. “We like the Americans’ heavy weapons, but we don’t like their soldiers,” he said....

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