Eight weeks to face the Taliban: Recruitment
Between December 2010 and January 2011, BBC News followed the progress of four new recruits to the Afghan National Army.
All aged under 20, Mirajuddin, Mahmood, Farhad and Faizullah would undergo an intensive eight week training programme at the Kabul Military Training Centre.
The aim is to turn them into professional soldiers ready to be deployed in the fight against the Taliban.
In this video, find out how the recruitment process works as the new recruits prepare to be transferred to the training centre.