Army | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Former US general praises army’s capacity and “absolutely superior” soldiers.
Access to benefits is a key incentive to undertake perilous military service.
Tactic signals fresh effort to eliminate insurgents’ income from narcotics.
Social prejudice and limited facilities makes life tough for the handful of female students at the country’s aviation academy.
Corruption and mismanagement leaves army ranks woefully under-resourced.
5 Apr 16
Despite state investment, residents struggle with water shortages and dilapidated housing.
19 Feb 16
Many border areas are either lawless or controlled by militants, raising the prospect of destabilisation.
9 Nov 15
Rising instability in northern Afghanistan prompts security rethink.
11 Sep 15
Five deaths under unclear circumstances suggest culture of violence continues.
17 Oct 14
Collective sigh of relief as pact is signed, though some warn it’s a gift to Taleban recruiters.
27 Sep 12
Bullying, low morale and underfunding leave conscript forces in poor shape.
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