Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Ismail Khan

Over the Eurasia Research Centre Yahoo Group, I have received the July 29 RFE-RL Daily Afghan Report containing a piece by Amin Tarzi that Herat warlord Ismail Khan has disarmed his tens of thousands of fighters. If so, that is a decent sign for the reconstruction, though since the weapons are still around, if he needs an army for something he can rearm his fighters quickly. However, I wonder: If training for the Afghan National Army is going so slowly, and if all these "loyal" warlords have highly trained troops they're not planning to use, why not just stick them in the army?


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