KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 3: Afghan National Army (ANA) battalion march back to the barracks at the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) October 3, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. There are between ... more 
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 3: Afghan National Army (ANA) battalion march back to the barracks at the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) October 3, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. There are between 5,000 to 7,000 troops on the training facility in eight week cycles trained by the coalition forces to ultimately take over the role of military operations in the country. Each training cycle consists of one battalion, which is referred to as a "kandak." Every kandak contains three constituent training companies undergoing a variety of training regimens. In an attempt to dissolve anti-government militant groups, the Karzai administration has offered cash and vocational training to encourage members to join the ANA. As of July 2010 the Afghan National Army consists of 134,000 active troops and is expected to double within the next 2 years. The current goal of the Afghan Ministry of Defense is to expand the ANA to about 260,000 troops at a cost of $20 billion, which is supported by U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) less 
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