The Army's much-hyped advise-and-assist brigade couldn't find enough soldiers to actually advise and assist, SIGAR chief says

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the U.S. Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade that had a major problem: it simply couldn't find enough soldiers to get the job done


How to build foreign militaries when the local government is terrible

If one accepts that the American military is the most powerful armed force in human history, why does it have a mixed record when it comes to building up foreign armies in weak states?