July 15, 2012
New Alliance Raises U.S.-Afghan Stakes
Arthur Cyr, China Post
In a surprise July 7 visit to Kabul, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that Afghanistan and the United States are now formal allies. This new relationship goes beyond the long-term multilateral effort to stabilize the troubled South Asia nation, under authorization from the United Nations and NATO.
Afghanistan now joins 14 other nations in the distinctive, special category of Strategic Partner of the U.S. They include Argentina, Australia, Israel and Japan. These other partners are notably stronger economically, and more stable politically, than Afghanistan.
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