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[24] Ibid.

[25] Cloud, David S. “U.S. Plans to Beef Up Rural Police Forces in Afghanistan,” Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2012, http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/17/world/la-fg-us-afghan-20120818

[26] Rector, Don, “Afghan Local Police: An Afghan Solution to an Afghan Problem,” U.S. Combined Arms Center, 2012, http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/repository/2012%2001%20VSO-ALP%20Rector.pdf

[27] Cloud, Ibid.

[28] Human Rights Watch, “Just Don’t Call It a Militia,” HRW, 2011, http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/afghanistan0911webwcover.pdf

[29] Zaeef, Ibid, ch. Epilogue

[30] Human Rights Watch, “Don’t Expand the Afghan Local Police,” HRW, December 15, 2011, http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/12/15/afghanistan-don-t-expand-afghan-local-police

[31] Cloud, Ibid.

[32] Matta, Bethany, “Tribal Dispute in Afghanistan Benefits Taliban,” Voice of America, October 10, 2011, http://www.voanews.com/content/tribal-dispute-in-afghanistan-benefits-taliban-131515658/168097.html

[33] Davis, Ibid.

[34] Ibid.

[35] Peter, Tom A., “What May Be a Bigger Threat to Afghanistan Than Insurgency? Land Disputes,” Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2011,   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/12/afghanistan-land-dispute_n_925395.html

[36] Ibid.

[37] Ibid.

[38] Ibid.

[39] Ibid.

[40] Ibid.

[41] Rector, Ibid.

[42] Matta, Ibid.

[43] Peter, Ibid.

[44] Akhunzada, Mohammed Omar, “Rules and Regulations for Mujahedin” Frontline, accessed April 12, 2013,  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/etc/mullahomar.pdf

[45] Ibid.

[46] Boal, Mark, “The Kill Team,” The Rolling Stone, March 27, 2011, http://www.rollingstone.com/kill-team

[47] Graham-Harrison, Emma, “U.S. Soldier’s Killing Spree Puts Afghanistan on Knife-Edge” The Guardian, March 11, 2012, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/11/us-soldier-killing-afghanistan-children

[48] Shinkman, Paul, “Two Marines Charged in Taliban Desecration,” U.S. News, February 8, 2013, http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/02/08/two-marines-charged-in-taliban-desecration

[49] Hogan, Caelainn, “France’s Fixation with the Veil,” University Times, April 14, 2011, http://caelainnhogan.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/frances-fixation-with-the-veil/

[50] Abu-Lughold, Lila, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others” American Anthropologist, Vol. 104, No. 3, (2002): 785-786. JSTOR.

[51] Ibid.

[52] Ibid.

[53] Ghani, Ashraf, “Islam and State-Building in a Tribal Society. Afghanistan 1880-1901” Modern Asian Studies, 12, 2, (1978): 277, JSTOR.

[54] Papenek, Hannah, “Purdah: Separate Worlds and Symbolic Shelter,” Comparitive Studies in Society and History, Vol. 15, No. 3 (June 1973): 289-290. JSTOR.

[55] Abu-Lughold, Ibid.

[56] Nuristani, Naweed Wali, personal interview by author, April 17 2013, Carville, LA.

[57] Bush, Laura, “Radio Address by Mrs. Bush,” Whitehouse Archives, November 17, 2001. http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/11/20011117.html

[58] Ward, Lucie, “Cherie Blair Pleads for Afghan Women,” The Guardian, November 20, 2001. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2001/nov/20/uk.september11.

[59] Military Heraldry, “Recipients of the Medal of Honor: Afghanistan,” U.S. Military Heraldry, accessed April 20, 2013. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/afghanistan.html

[60] Robertson, Nic, “In Swat Valley, U.S. Drone Strikes Radicalizing a New Generation,” CNN, April 15, 2013. http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/14/world/asia/pakistan-swat-valley-school

[61] Asia Harvest, “The Kalash People of Pakistan,” Youtube video, 7:19. Posted September 2, 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_-1hXs8-3Q.

[62] Parkes, Peter, “Kalasha Rites of Spring,” Anthropology Today, Vol. 6, No.5 (October, 1990), 11. JSTOR.

[63]  Parkes, Ibid.

[64]  Ibid.