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Assistance team to help refocus law enforcement

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – The bunkers, sandbags and razor wire common to any police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan attest to the daily challenges law enforcement faces here.

Yet the latest effort by International Security Assistance Forces aims to refocus the Afghan police mission back toward the public.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David J. Goetze of Roseau, MN, commands the Kunar Security Forces Assistance Team, one of several teams now working under Task Force Bastogne.

From left, U.S. Army Capt. Thomas Whitfield of Kingstree, SC, U.S. Army Lt. Col. David J. Goetze of Roseau, MN, and U.S. Army Capt. Robert R. Reynolds of Huntsville, Ala., meet with Afghan police officers and the Watapur District sub-governor here Sept. 25th. Goetze commands the Kunar Security Forces Assistance Team, Task Force Bastogne. Officials discussed local law enforcement and how International Security Forces could help. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

From left, U.S. Army Capt. Thomas Whitfield of Kingstree, SC, U.S. Army Lt. Col. David J. Goetze of Roseau, MN, and U.S. Army Capt. Robert R. Reynolds of Huntsville, Ala., meet with Afghan police officers and the Watapur District sub-governor here Sept. 25th. Goetze commands the Kunar Security Forces Assistance Team, Task Force Bastogne. Officials discussed local law enforcement and how International Security Forces could help. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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