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Members of the Afghan National Army lead a weapons search at a village close to the border with Pakistan as part of a 4-day joint mission with 2nd Platoon, Comanche Company, 1-501 IN (ABN) (Task Force Blue Geronimo) out of Fort Richardson Alaska...International forces are increasingly relying on Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) such as the Afghan National Army  (ANA) in conducting village searches, key village leader engagements and biometrics intelligence gathering operations in preparation for the 2013 handover of security operations to the ANSF. Although no weapons were found on this day, the means by which the ANA conducted their search was superficial at best and involved no metal detectors.
Members of the Afghan National Army lead a weapons search at a village close to the border with Pakistan as part of a 4-day joint mission with 2nd Platoon, Comanche Company, 1-501 IN (ABN) (Task Force Blue Geronimo) out of Fort Richardson Alaska...International forces are increasingly relying on Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) such as the Afghan National Army (ANA) in conducting village searches, key village leader engagements and biometrics intelligence gathering operations in...
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