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Afghan military recruits found dealing drugs to US soldiers, Army documents show


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Afghan forces are being trained by the U.S. military to take over the mission by 2014, but new documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a request under the Freedom of Information Act show that some of the Afghan recruits stand accused of dealing drugs to U.S. soldiers.

“It's really troubling that our troops are being placed in this situation where they're under enough pressure as it is,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News. “But evidently our allies there are acting as drug pushers in some ways.”

Fitton and his investigators found that between January 2010 and December 2011, the Army investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan for the possession, use or distribution of opiates. Heroin was cited 26 times.

A December 2011 report from Army Criminal Investigation Command shows that at one forward operation base the drugs hash, pot and heroin were purchased "from various Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police personnel."

In another case, an Afghan interpreter sold various opiates to soldiers, and other drugs were also available. A CID report dated August 2010 said a soldier admitted to buying the painkiller "nalbin from a local national, while attempting to purchase steroids."

In a separate report from February 2011, a specialist bought "heroin and xanax (an anti-anxiety drug) from local national juveniles at multiple locations on Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan."

Fitton said Judicial Watch decided to file the document request 14 months ago because of the military’s struggles with drug use in Vietnam. It’s not clear from the documents whether the cases in Afghanistan are “isolated incidents” or symptoms of a more widespread drug problem.



Our "friends" in Afghanistan.

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