Comments on: Training may be the U.S. way out of Afghanistan, but hurdles high Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nenglish Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:23:17 +0000 Training the host nation military and police force is the key to success not only in Afghanistan but in Iraq as well. At some point Afghanistan is going to make a shift towards their own version of ‘Operation New Dawn’.

Currently in Iraq the U.S. has moved to the advisory role. They are advising Iraqis to train other Iraqis. This will be the key in Afghanistan too. Check out excerpts from the piece below.

“This is where it all began,” said Ali, describing the training grounds at KMTB. “This is where one of the first soldiers was trained to pick up a rifle and begin the steps to protect their country. This is also where we teach them to protect themselves, and protect the people of Iraq.”

“At the start, coalition forces were conducting the training here,” he said. “They supplied logistics and instructed classes for our soldiers on how to shoot, move and communicate. Now it’s Iraqis conducting the training with U.S. soldiers advising them.” -us-troops-train-succeed-kmtb