Its a good move on behalf of the US army. Turkey put in a system not long ago that recruited villagers in the East and armed them to protect their villages from the PKK. They gave them a wage and resources to protect themselves during an attack. It saw a large surge of violence as recruits clashed with members of the outlawed group, but naturally the numbers started to decline and they where forced to mass there operations outside of Turkey in Iraq since they lost support in their base region.The United States plans to accelerate a program that has armed thousands of village recruits in its decade-long struggle against the Taliban, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has told the Financial Times.
I think arming village recruits will contribute significantly against the war on terrorism in Afghanistan.