Afghan Local Police officers are chosen, based on their loyalty, by village elders who are opposed to the Taliban. The members are geared for defense and trained by U.S. special-operations forces. Each local force is dedicated to one village. (Associated Press)

Afghan Local Police officers are chosen, based on their loyalty, by village elders who are opposed to the Taliban. The members are geared for defense and trained by U.S. special-operations forces. Each local force is dedicated to one village. (Associated Press)