The U.S. has suspended training for police recruits in Afghanistan after a series of attacks on NATO soldiers by Afghan police and military personnel. American special forces will vet new recruits to the Afghan local police for ties to the Taliban while training is suspended. “While we have full trust and confidence in our Afghan partners, we believe this is a necessary step to validate our vetting process,” said U.S. Army spokesman Col. Thomas Collins. A system already in place to screen police candidates will be made more thorough, the Army said, and the sale of uniforms worn by the Afghan police and military will be made illegal.
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