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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - John E. Michel
NATO intends to refine its ambitious plan to train a fully functional Afghan air force and focus only on the most critical military capabilities needed after the combat mission ends by December 2014, according to the head of the Afghan air training command for the Western alliance.
Gen. Michel said Afghans welcome the plan and hope it will accelerate their independence from NATO trainers.
Over the summer, the Afghans could field only two fully independent C-208 crews; now, they can field as many as nine, Gen. Michel said.