December 2, 2010

West Brings Heavy Firepower to Afghanistan

Andrew Potter, Maclean's

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At a summit in Lisbon last week, Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed an agreement with NATO and UN officials that would see international forces begin to hand over responsibility for control of the country to Afghan authorities in 2014. While observers are already wondering whether that timeline is realistic, the real question is whether by 2014 there will anything left of Afghanistan worth handing over.

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TAGGED: Lisbon, Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United Nations, Hamid Karzai, President

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