April 20, 2014

The Crazy Logistics of Leaving Afghanistan

Sarah Dougherty, Global Post

The Associated Press

As Afghans await the results of the April 5 presidential election, another historic transition is taking place — the full withdrawal of international coalition forces from the country by Dec. 31, 2014.

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Will Afghanistan Squander Its Successful Vote?
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America's Ugly Win in Afghanistan
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April 17, 2014
Why U.S. Must Cut Afghanistan Loose
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April 19, 2014
America's Last Task in Kabul
Vali Nasr, New York Times
The United States must first focus on handing over the peacemaking to Afghanistan’s neighbors to end the war quickly. more ››