U.S. Based Some Afghan Police Training on ‘Cops,’ ‘NCIS’

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A U.S. infantry officer in Afghanistan was tasked with training indigenous police. Lacking any law enforcement experience, he looked to TV shows like “Cops” and “NCIS” to fill in the gaps. A helicopter pilot was pulled from the cockpit and given the same assignment. John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, described those anecdotes in a bruising new review that found the U.S. is ill-prepared to build the war-torn country’s security forces, whose . . .

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