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The Defence force has defended a decision to train Afghan militiamen on Australian soil.
Last week, six soldiers under the control of Afghan warlord Matiullah Khan visited Australia to train with some of Defence's elite soldiers, Fairfax reported on Friday.
Air Chief Marshal Houston has defended the decision at a lecture at the University of Canberra.
'(They will be) fighting side by side with our special forces when we do the next deployment,' he said.
'If we want to get our act together so that we have an absolutely seemless operation it is absolutely imperative that we tr