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‘Unacceptably high’ number of Afghans flee military training in US: report

KABUL: Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperiling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a US watchdog said on Friday. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 - or more than 47 percent - were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The State Department called that…