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The NDS embedded prosecutor, Afghan Col. Fazel Habibi, will live and work on the US led FOB Salerno alongside TF Rakkasan’s Law Enforcement Professionals, Staff Judge Advocate, Provost Marshall and Task Force Paladin’s improvised explosive device investigators.
Having an NDS prosecutor on US sites in Afghanistan will enable investigations to begin more quickly and lead to more prosecutions. FOB Salerno was chosen as the testing ground for a “90-day proof of concept program” because it receives more detainees than other areas and because Khost is a key terrain area.
Afghan Col. Fazel Habibi, a prosecutor for Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security watched a briefing at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Headquarters building on Forward Operating Base Salerno, March 25, 2010. The briefing was part of a site survey marking the kick-off of the NDS Embed program at FOB Salerno. The program partners NDS prosecutors with U.S. military legal and investigative experts to expedite prosecution of detainees.