December 14, 2013

5 Things Afghanistan Needs to Avoid Collapse

Ahmed Rashid, The Spectator

The Associated Press

From Washington to Kabul and in every capital in between, governments, armies, intelligence agencies and the media are asking what will happen in Afghanistan next year when the US and Nato finally leave after 12 years fighting a war they did not win.

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