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Afghanistan Militias

Guardian Report: US Setting Aside $1.3 Billion For Anti-Taliban Afghan Militias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States will make $1.3 billion available for a program that rewards Afghanistan's anti-Taliban militias with development money, according to...

US Creates Local Militias To Fight Taliban In Afghanistan | Anand Gopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Maydan Shahr, Afghanistan - At first sight, Muhammad Nasim Gul and his men -- in drab, olive-colored fatigues and baseball caps to match -- look like ...

US-Backed Militias: New Strategy Against Taliban Will Face Same Old Challenges

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

A new multi-million dollar strategy, with the impressively bland title Afghan Social Outreach Program, has just been approved by Afghanistan's Preside...

US And Afghanistan Planning To Recruit Local Militias To Fight Taliban

New York Times | Dexter Filkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Taking a page from the successful experiment in Iraq, American commanders and Afghan leaders are preparing to arm local militias to help in the fight ...

US To Start Arming Afghan Militias

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Anna Mulrine reports from Afghanistan for U.S. News and World Report: The U.S. military will soon launch a pilot program to raise local militias, pai...