Thousands of recruits are quitting the newly formed Afghan police and armed forces every month, raising fears over their ability to protect the emerging democracy when coalition troops leave the country in less than two years' time.
For every 10 new
soldiers recruited to the Afghan National Army (ANA), at least three are
lost because they have been sacked, captured or killed in action, new
figures have revealed. British officials admit that current "attrition
rates", with more than 5,000 soldiers quitting every month, threaten the
force's long-term effectiveness.
They are no doubt handing the guns back