July 15, 2014
A Close Call, and a Warning, in Afghanistan
Max Boot, Commentary
The Associated Press
The UN’s top representative in Kabul called it “not just a top-notch diplomatic achievement [but] close to a miracle.”
But the only reason that miracle occurred is that, with 30,000 troops still in Afghanistan and a commitment to keep 10,000 more after this year, the U.S. retains significant leverage to influence Afghan politics.
TAGGED: Afghanistan, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Abdullah Abdullah