Keeping honor intact in Afghanistan
Geraldo on mission in Kandahar
- Duration 3:30
- Date Apr 13, 2012
Geraldo on mission in Kandahar
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And editing does calling all this the war on women the war on obesity the war on salt all these -- diminished the real war -- -- where people are actually losing their lives and that's where we fines -- although -- He's in Kandahar Afghanistan with an update on what's happening there -- -- the break to see you.
High -- nice to see you -- and Steve and Peter you know we've had a rough patch here in Afghanistan.
Once the president.
Announced that we were going to be pull out by 2014.
It seemed that there was have rushed to the exits and we've also had.
You know some awful incidents that Koran burning.
And also sergeant -- the alleged mass murder of civilians it's really been some bad news here but it's not all bad news.
And one of the reasons I'm here aside -- my desire to show support for the 90000 troops we still have been Afghanistan.
Is to show that they are not rushing to the -- that there is a plan that they are working very hard.
With the Afghan army with the national police force and it's something else happening this something new happening.
Our special operators the special ops warriors are a leak.
Have now started a new program where they're working with tribal elders those tribal elders are.
Manning up with the local police force.
Right from the village to fight.
The Taliban had to fight the enemies of the state and I have but a couple of guests here.
This is colonel -- Navarro he's the commander of this special operators.
Here in the southern region.
This is his command sergeant major Brian -- -- What colonel is different.
Now that we -- working with the village elders.
Have put up this new police force but we're supporting an Afghan -- program.
Where we augment the Afghan national security forces -- security from within the villages.
And are they trustworthy do you think that they'll do the job will they be on the right side you know this is -- first of all this is based we set up based on trust but.
Again that things you take -- them for granted.
We keep our vigilance we have our own measures put in place to double checked the people that that volunteer to be Afghan local police.
More importantly the Afghans themselves through their own system the national director of the security.
And I think most importantly that as -- mentioned the local elders the decision makers for the villages stepping up and putting their name there honor.
Under Afghan local police.
So we're not looking over your shoulder red.
At your own guys you're not worried -- they'll turn on you.
But absolutely absolutely not worried about our -- guys.
But again we have to stay vigilant.
There were working relationships that we got with them absolutely help.
Not only it would ourselves but provide that security there and -- and time that security through the government.
All right we've got out -- big aircraft coming in.
I have always been that -- but these are our best these are -- -- warriors and they are Manning up this this village police force.
To maintain order.
Trying to bring -- quality of life.
To the people of Afghanistan that we can leave this country without honor in that back you guys in New York.
-- although Rivera live in Kandahar I think this.
Such a great reminding me thanks --