November 25, 2012

Our Man in Kabul?

Yaroslav Trofimov, Wall Street Journal

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For the U.S. and its allies, Afghanistan is now a two-front war: a military struggle against the Taliban and a bitter political rift with the Afghan president.

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TAGGED: Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan, Kabul


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