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Opinion: Ticket photo of the week: Gun safety in Afghanistan

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Who are you calling a police cadet?

No, this is not a linear firing squad. It’s a class of Afghanistan police cadets not quite aiming at each other.

A major part of President Obama’s second U.S. troop surge into the latest 9-year-old war in that troubled land was the public assurance that a primary function of allied troops was to train Afghans to take over national security enforcement on their own.

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In December the Democratic administration will launch another policy review of U.S. efforts to see if the start of an American military draw-down can begin there as originally scheduled for next July 1.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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