The local police are a critical factor in holding onto any gains made during the current US/NATO operations in Afghanistan.  Due to waste and ineffective efforts by the contractors hired to train and recruit Afghans to the police force, it is not clear whether they will be able to do this job.  READ BELOW:

This does not bode well for costs either. The US has pledged to train and pay another 100,000 Afghan police as well as 100,000 Afghan troops, and this is likely to cost another $15 billion per year.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-02-18/keeping-the-taliban-down/p/

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