AFL Housing Is National Security Issue

[Analyst]

In her goodwill message to the nation on Armed Forces Day, last Saturday, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf gave a rave review of the re-formed Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) much as she laid bare its challenges and prospects. The president spoke of a once discredited army growing from 106 recruits six short years ago to a robust professionalized armed force of 2,169 professional soldiers and coast guards trained in combat, intelligence, and surveillance from the best military academies across Africa and the