(Monte Morin/Stars and Stripes)

Hurso, Ethiopia, January 2007: Sgt. First Class Bill Flippo, 27, of Winfield, Kan., speaks through an interpreter while teaching basic infantry tactics to Ethiopian soldiers in the field. U.S. military trainers at the sprawling Ethiopian Training Academy in Hurso said they’ve been pleasantly surprised by how rapidly Ethiopian troops have taken to their instruction. Read the full story.

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