Missing Afghan Soldiers Found Trying to Cross Border to Canada
Did you hear the one about the three Afghan National Guard Soldiers who didn't return from the mall?
Well they weren't lost looking for skinny jeans at Banana Republic. They were found trying to cross over the border to Canada. I like Canada as much as the next guy, but c'mon fellas. Did they think no one was gonna notice their absence? Niagra Falls is nice and all this time of year, but the Cape is so much more scenic.
The good news is they were found. No word yet on what prompted them to take off. The men, part of a group of 200 soldiers from six nations participating in the exercise, were in the country legally and had broken no laws by failing to return to the base, a spokeswoman said. The Regional Cooperation training exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote cooperation and interoperability among forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness. More of this story as it develops.