Recreating Afghanistan

May 2009
Middle East;May2009, Issue 400, p10
The article reports on the construction of the Khewa, a mock Afghan village in Louisiana by the U.S. government in an effort to recreate the conditions of American soldiers when serving in Afghanistan. The mock village was populated by real Afghans and translators as cultural advisors were hired. Troops will use facilities at Khewa to familiarise themselves with life at their destination. Furthermore, the village was part of a drill presented by the Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Centre.


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