By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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A shortage of NATO trainers is complicating efforts to expedite the instruction of Afghan troops about the top threat they will face after international forces leave in 2014 — roadside bombs.
Canadian army Maj. Gen. Jim Ferron, deputy commander of NATO's training mission in Afghanistan, said the training of the Afghan special forces is "on time, on target."
With help from private contractors, NATO instructors are planning to train Afghan troops at the "kandak" level, the Afghan unit equivalent to a battalion of 500 troops, he said.