December 7, 2012

Prepare an Afghanistan Contingency Force

MacDonald & Kamminga, Foreign Policy

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With all combat troops scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the negotiations taking place in Kabul on the presence and role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond that point must include a plan for a Contingency Force as part of the troop drawdown. And the United States should take the lead in establishing this Contingency Force, either under the flag of NATO, or as a new coalition concerned with security and stability in Afghanistan in coming years.

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TAGGED: Counter-Insurgency, Afghanistan

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