Even with a drastically reduced international presence after this year, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will continue to exist. As long as enough aid money comes in, with arguably somewhere around 350,000 in the security forces, if the government can continue to pay and equip its security forces (granted, not a sure thing), [...]
Registan’s Afghanistan News & Analysis Archive
Since the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC in 2001, significant international effort has been poured into creating a stable and secure Afghanistan. Much of the public and media attention has been focused on combat operations, the relationship between security in Pakistan and security in Afghanistan, and corruption in Afghanistan’s government. While these are important issues, critical questions about what the future holds for Afghanistan and its neighbors linger, especially with the looming deadline for ISAF to turn over responsibility for security to the government of Afghanistan.
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