News Analysis: U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses

A proposed force billed as an affordable supplement to the struggling Afghan Army is raising concerns that it would amount to another abusive militia. Source: World

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

Details were still emerging, but it appeared to have been the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base since the war began. Source: World