Drugs, swearing and a sometimes insurmountable language barrier are just some of the cultural problems facing US troops striving to hand security to their Afghan counterparts by 2014.
Americans are infuriated by Afghan soldiers smoking hashish while Afghans hate the often florid swearing of US troops, soldiers told AFP in the Zhari and Arghandab districts in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.
We gotta go. If we're still dealing with dope smoking and cursing, it'll be 3 lifetimes before they get it together. These people love fighting too much for us to leave them unsupervised.
Although drugs are banned in the Afghan National Army (ANA), many still take them, according to both sides.
"If I don't, I fight with the other soldiers twice a day. It relaxes me," explained Munawar.
"I'm bored, let me beat up one of my buddies." Or "It's 1600, time to kick Sarge in the ass."
Shit, I'd give them all opium, tell them which direction to shoot, and then split before the dust settles.
What a fucking horror show. We. Have. To. Go. NOW.