Monday, July 28, 2003

Mission impossible for the Afghan army: "The newly-established Afghan National Army (ANA) launched on Tuesday its first military operation called Warrior Sweep. The ongoing operation against the regrouped Taliban/al-Qaeda terrorist forces serves as a real test for the ANA's military capability. However, given its apparent weaknesses, its predictable poor performance in a bloody war of attrition may well damage its shaky structure, along with the residual credibility of its political master, the administration of President Hamid Karzai. "

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