February 28, 2014

Warlords with Dark Pasts Battle in Afghan Vote

Rod Nordland, New York Times

The Associated Press

Of the 11 campaigns in the April 5 presidential election, six include at least one candidate on the ticket who is widely viewed as a warlord, with pasts and policies directly at odds with Western attempts to improve human rights here.

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