The Afghan Army is one of the most important institutions in the country. But it has been neglected for years, and its performance has been mixed.
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The Afghan Army is in a state of disarray
The Afghan Army is in a state of disarray, with many of its soldiers deserting or refusing to fight. The army has also been hobbled by corruption, with many of its commanders pocketing money meant for salaries and equipment.
The Afghan Army has been unable to effectively combat the Taliban
Since the 1970s, the Afghan Army has been engaged in a series of wars with the Taliban. The most recent war began in 2001, when the Taliban were ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition. In the years that followed, the Taliban slowly regained control of much of the country, and the Afghan Army has been unable to effectively combat them.
The Afghan Army is poorly equipped and trained, and it suffers from high levels of desertion. Corruption is also rampant within the ranks of the army, which has made it difficult for the government to trust it.
The situation has improved somewhat under President Ashraf Ghani, who has made combating corruption a priority. However, progress has been slow, and the Afghan Army remains unable to effectively combat the Taliban.
The Afghan Army has been accused of human rights abuses
The Afghan Army has been accused of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, rape, torture, and forced disappearances. The army has also been accused of being involved in the illegal drug trade. In 2016, the United Nations released a report detailing how the Afghan Army had killed civilians during military operations. The report found that the army had killed at least 17 civilians and wounded 37 others during raids in 2015 and 2016.
The Afghan Army is facing an uphill battle to regain the trust of the Afghan people
The Afghan Army is facing an uphill battle to regain the trust of the Afghan people. The army has been accused of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, and torture. These abuses have eroded the Afghan people’s trust in the army and government. The army has also been criticized for its failure to protect civilians from Taliban attacks.