Afghan police school tries to fix struggling force

The National Police Academy in Afghanistan is trying to change the face of the force long riddled with corruption and incompetence, along with rivalries within factions, as the U.S. and NATO plan to withdraw all forces from the country at the end of 2014.

A police recruit looks up to a picture of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his sleeping quarters at the National Police Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, Karzai said that his military and police are prepared to take full responsibility for security if the American-led international coalition decides to speed up the handover.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

A police recruit looks up to a picture of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his sleeping quarters at the National Police Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, Karzai said that his military and police are prepared to take full responsibility for security if the American-led international coalition decides to speed up the handover. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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