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2019-08-01 Afghanistan
Afghan troop numbers drop sharply in crackdown on 'ghost' soldiers
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Posted by Woodrow 2019-08-01 06:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [275 views ]  Top

#1 ....Remember the Ghost Soldiers. I've seen estimates that anywhere from 25 to 30% of the South Vietnamese Army's paper strength after we withdrew were men who simply didn't exist, but whose pay went to the unit commanders.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski  2019-08-01 07:00||   2019-08-01 07:00|| Front Page Top

#2 All paid for by Uncle Sugar.
Posted by Jeremiah Ulath4138 2019-08-01 09:41||   2019-08-01 09:41|| Front Page Top

#3 
Let's see. VN was '65 and on. Today is 8-1-2019.
My. Slow learners.
Posted by Roger Smith 2019-08-01 12:15||   2019-08-01 12:15|| Front Page Top

#4 Hey, it has a long European tradition since the late 17th and early 18th Century. The kings doled out funds to 'colonels' for raising and maintaining the regiments for the new 'national' army. Followed shortly thereafter by the creation of the Inspector General by kings concerned with the same issue.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-08-01 13:26||   2019-08-01 13:26|| Front Page Top

#5 An Afghan cannot be bought!

But he can be rented...
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2019-08-01 19:21||   2019-08-01 19:21|| Front Page Top

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