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Old 06-03-2012, 05:43 AM
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Well... If the Aghan public start to feel some pride in the forces and the people in them respond to that the maybe (hopefully) my scepticism will be proved unfounded.

BBC News - Did Kabul gunbattle change Afghans' view of their army?

"As Nato troops prepare to withdraw, the Afghan army and police have taken the lead in battling some of the most challenging insurgent attacks in recent months. As their role increases, they have won praise not only from Nato allies, but also from the wider public."
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:08 AM
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They need to praise and trust them. I know the Information and PSYOPS Operations sections at IJC and ISAF put a lot of effort in positive messaging. Obviously for recruitment purposes but also that they be seen in a positive light and an effective force. If the local populace thinks they are ineffective, then they'll always be afraid to stand up against the Taliban.
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