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Newly graduated Afghan national police officers march during a graduation ceremony at a training center in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2011. The U.S. military has suspended training for at least a month while the process of vetting new Afghan recruits is reviewed. (Associated Press)

Newly graduated Afghan national police officers march during a graduation ceremony at a training center in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2011. The U.S. military has suspended training for at least a month while the process of vetting new Afghan recruits is reviewed. (Associated Press)

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