44 Afghan troops vanish on training visits to USA amid security fears
Although the number of disappearances is relatively small - some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 - the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programmes.
They are also potentially embarrassing for President Barack Obama's administration, which has spent billions of dollars training Afghan troops as Washington seeks to extricate itself from the costly, 15-year-old war.
The disclosure could fuel criticism by supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has accused the Obama administration... read more
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