12 years after the intervention in Afghanistan – Nato commander: Western support needed for 5 more years

Afghan security forces’ weekly death toll tops 100

Afghanistan‘s police and army are losing too many men in battle, and may need up to five more years of western support before they can fight independently, the top US and Nato commander in the country has told the Guardian.

Karzai:

“We’ll have forces here post-2015,” he said. “In my mind the BSA is about addressing the environment of uncertainty here in Afghanistan, the fear that people have about 2015 and beyond.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/02/afghan-forces

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One thought on “12 years after the intervention in Afghanistan – Nato commander: Western support needed for 5 more years

  1. I guess this intervention was also seen as a short and quick intervention, solving Afghanistans problems and creating a role model for the region (or was this phrase used for Iraq?)

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