U.S. report says Afghan police unfit for duty
www.chinaview.cn 2006-12-05 07:24:02

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. government report have concluded that the U.S.-trained police force in Afghanistan is largely unable to do routine police work, The New York Times reported Monday.

    Citing the joint report by the Pentagon and the State Department, the newspaper said U.S. officials also concluded that managers of the 1.1 billion-U.S.-dollars training program don't even know how many police officers are on duty -- or what has become of thousands of trucks and other equipment issued to police units.

    The report found that most Afghan police units had less than half of their authorized equipment on hand as of June.

    The report was issued two weeks ago and is currently being distributed to members of relevant Congressional committees, according to The New York Times.

    The report also blamed a slow start and understaffing for the lack of an effective field training program in Afghanistan.

Editor: Yan Liang
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