I’m looking further on this, Rick, and would be happy to see more info if you can guide me. So far I’m not finding anything to tell me anything about Taliban soldiers, their education, their recruitment, or anything other than Taliban as a single unit. I learned that “Taliban” is Pashto for “student,” but that’s just a label.

There is, of course, a ton of info on the education of Afghani women, or lack thereof - ironic, eh? SoI don’t need help finding that.

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