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NY Times: Afghan Army attracts few where fear reigns

September 8, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Every morning, jobless young men gather by the hundreds at the busy central square here in this southern city, desperate for whatever work they can find. In other places, this would be an army recruiter’s dream. Not so in Kandahar.

Many of the men here have brothers and cousins in the insurgency, or are former fighters themselves.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 8, 2011 20:05

    The recruitment on Afghan army is not so easily as we may tink or have tinked on past.
    More sentiments surge on people, who has sensation to fight a brothers, also if taliban.
    An interior maturation, also made possible by knowledge of realty, is the basic element for to increment recruitment and, on my opinion, that will be a real situation on time.
    I have this hope on me.
    Claudio Alpaca

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