UK Secret Service seeks staff to fill Afghan “intelligence vacuum”

Britain’s secret service MI6 is appealing for extra staff from other intelligence agencies for a concerted effort to prevent Afghanistan reverting to its old status as international terror base after NATO’s withdrawal next year, The Telegraph reports in London. US-trained Afghan government forces remaining in charge of securing the country against Taliban and al Qaeda, which could threaten Britain, are not considered up to the task. The plan discussed is to second members of the DOD’s own agency to MI6 and train them in tactics for combating jihadists.

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