April 21, 2014

Regional Security Won't Work in Afghanistan

Arwin Rahi, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

As NATO-led coalition forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, we are increasingly hearing the idea that a multinational regional security force (MN-RSF) would be a viable option for Afghanistan. The reality on the ground, however, suggests otherwise.

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