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Special Forces enlist Afghans to patrol for unrest

In a controversial experiment, the U.S. military has begun to organize and train village-level security teams to combat the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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A neighborhood watch, with guns
Article | ARGHANDAB DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN -- Taliban fighters used to swagger with impunity through this farming village, threatening to assassinate government collaborators. They seeded the main thoroughfare, a dirt road with moonlike craters, with land mines. They paid local men to attack U.S. and Afghan...

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