The Farce of Training Afghan Troops (and a cautionary example for Syria)

Afghan National Army training.

 

Recruits being trained by US military mentors/trainers. 200 men to 1 instructor! On the US M16 assault rifle and not the AK47.

Mindblowing, watching the instructor in front of 200 men explain stripping and assembling to mainly illiterate soldiers, some of whom don’t even speak the language of the interpreter.
KMTC (Kabul Military Training Centre), Afghanistan. 2009

Published by: bobshepherdauthor

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd is an ex-SAS soldier and security advisor. During his twenty years of service with 22 SAS Regiment, Bob participated in the Oman campaign, the Iranian Embassy siege in London, The Falklands War, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. He left the Regiment in 1994 as a Warrant Officer and went to work on the international security circuit as an advisor to media, diplomats and VIPS. Bob’s work in the private sector has taken him to some of the most volatile places on earth including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He is a regular media commentator on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC One, BBC World, BBC Radio and SKY News.

Categories Afghanistan, ISIS/ISIL, NATO, Syria10 Comments

10 thoughts on “The Farce of Training Afghan Troops (and a cautionary example for Syria)”

  1. The scary thing is no one will ever listen until its too late and even then they will make out they know best….

    1. Where have you been recently….missed you…especially in relation to the recent puppet like decision of our Prime Minister to follow the US into Syria with (no joke) six F 18s and 320 support personnel.

  2. Glad to see someone who has what seems like common sense. I have missed your blog Bob. Do you have any books coming out soon.

    Kind regards

    James English

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