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Members of the Afghan National Army are taught how to read topographic maps by a United States Army soldier in Kunar Province. The vast majority of Afghan soldiers cannot read topographic maps - added to the challenges of forming a National Army is the overall national illiteracy rate of 17% - this means that in many cases, Afghan National Army soldiers will not be able to call in air strikes from NATO planes because they cannot give accurate grids to their NATO counterparts. The American forces are working really hard to achieve an acceptable level of operational independence post 2014. Many challenges still remain. ...(PHOTO: Javier Manzano). ..
Members of the Afghan National Army are taught how to read topographic maps by a United States Army soldier in Kunar Province. The vast majority of Afghan soldiers cannot read topographic maps - added to the challenges of forming a National Army is the overall national illiteracy rate of 17% - this means that in many cases, Afghan National Army soldiers will not be able to call in air strikes from NATO planes because they cannot give accurate grids to their NATO counterparts. The American...
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