ISAF probably didn’t have this in mind when they established the goal to make the Afghan National Army, or Afghan Air Force, independent and self-sustaining: Afghan Air Force Probed in Drug Running. A complete story (if you don’t have a WSJ account) is at ABC News and elsewhere.
In addition to the donkey-borne IEDs, we now have flying drug mules–who said Afghans weren’t able to adapt and modernize? It’s good to see that taxpayer dollars are finally going to something that will be endure in Afghanistan.
This puts Joint Ceremonies and operations in a whole new light.