May 8, 2014
The Mess NATO Made in Afghanistan
Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star
The Associated Press
The future looks bleak. If NATO pulls out at the end of this year, the Afghan government may or may not survive a Taliban onslaught, despite the development of 350,000 security forces paid for by NATO, including Canada, which has committed another $100 million a year until 2017. A NATO contingent, of about 8,000 to 12,000, must remain to keep Kabul from falling to the Taliban.
TAGGED: Hamid Karzai, Taliban, NATO, Afghanistan