Photo by The Associated Press. Army advisers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are encouraging the Afghans to share information in a combined effort to fight insurgents.
Army Lt. Col. Matthew Stader, left, listens to a briefing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, alongside his Afghan counterpart, Brig. Gen. Dadan Luwang, commander of the 4th Brigade, 201st Corps of the Afghan National Army. Stader, of Annapolis, Md. forces.
"We have to join together," said Wardak, the police commander, through a translator. Like many Afghan commanders, Wardak was often interrupted by his ringing cell phone during the meeting with the advisers.
The Afghan security forces don't rely on data and intelligence reports like the coalition forces do when planning operations; their operations center is often just the commander working with multiple cell phones, Sutton said.