Afghan Villagers Told: Volunteer … Or Else

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    This is the third installment in a three-part series.

    PAKTIKA, Afghanistan — “I feel like the Taliban,” Sergeant First Class Herring says. It’s late January in Marzak, a village in remote northeastern Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Herring, a 38-year-old U.S. Army Military Policeman with a nasally Mississippi twang, is leading a patrol of U.S. and Afghan soldiers and Afghan police on a mission that makes the Americans decidedly uncomfortable.

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