In March, 2007 Afghan National Police recruits listen to instructors before firing their AK-47 rifles. Despite extensive training and equipping, at the time, many have questioned whether the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces will be able to hold the ground when U.S. forces departed. (U.S. Army/ Michael Bracken)

Photo by: SSG MICHAEL BRACKEN |  VIRIN: 070317-A-7096B-008.JPG