Today’s Washington Post contains this short AP item (scroll to p. 2) about 70 T-shirt-and-jeans-wearing Camp Pendleton Marines on patrol with the Los Angeles Police Department. “The Marines say learning to work like an officer on a beat will help them better track the Taliban, build relationships with Afghans leery of foreign troops and make them better teachers as they try to professionalize an Afghan police force beset by corruption.” Appropriate?

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