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Afghan troops 'do not grasp seriousness' of training

The Today programme's Sima Kotecha has spoken to soldiers who have recently served in Afghanistan to discuss their views on the future of the country.

One soldier described Afghanistan as "a better place" now, but said the country's problems "[will not be] resolved any time soon".

But an unnamed sergeant said he still had concerns about the ability of the Afghan police and army, saying they "did not seem to grasp the seriousness" of their training.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 21 January 2014.

  • 21 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK