Many Afghan Military Trainees Going A.W.O.L. in U.S.

Nearly half of the foreign troops training in the U.S. who go absent without leave are from Afghanistan, a government watchdog report said Friday.

Of the 352 foreign troops who were absent without leave since 2005 in the U.S., 152 were from Afghanistan, according to the report by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction.

The report said 83 of the 152 AWOL Afghans either fled the U.S. or were unaccounted for, while 27 have been arrested or removed from the U.S. by law enforcement.

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