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Pamphlet aims to help Western and Afghanistan soldiers get along

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An elderly Afghan man walks past a US Army infantryman carrying a 40-callibre rifle, attached to the 2nd platoon, C-Coy. 1-23 Infantry at Naja-bien village, Panjwai district during a morning operation to find and destroy bomb traps made from IED's on September 23, 2012. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

The Afghan Defense Ministry has released a guide book called "Cultural Understanding: A Guide to Understanding Coalition Cultures."

The book seeks to explain to Afghan soldiers common Western behavior, actions that sometimes are perceived as an insult.

We'll talk with the Washington Post's Kevin Sieff.

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