Monday, December 04, 2006

Routine police work

Today’s NYTimes has this: Five years after the fall of the Taliban, a joint report by the Pentagon and the State Department has found that the American-trained police force in Afghanistan is largely incapable of carrying out routine law enforcement work, […]

Through no fault of theirs, though. It appears that, in order to hand out parking and traffic tickets, you need, well, cars and traffic and an infrastructure. And donuts shops are hard to come by.

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