Afghanistan Government Guards Take Over Jobs of Private Security Firms

The Takeaway
Afghanistan President Karzai has railed for years against the large number of "guns-for-hire" in the country, arguing that private security companies skirt the law. Today is the deadline for foreign private security firms in Afghanistan to hand over to government forces, meaning a force of 40,000 private guards will  be replaced by around 6,000 Afghan government guards. How well trained are these local guards?  How is this move being seen by those that have relied on foreign security firms? David Loyn is a correspondent for our partner the BBC.
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