19 Sep
"Security assistance is the number one pillar of the US strategy in Afghanistan. Everything centers around training and equipping Afghan forces so that US and NATO can finally exit [in 2014] after 14 years at war. The fact that you have seen such a dramatic shift and such a huge widening of the trust deficit between Afghan forces and their foreign advisers really indicates that the strategy is in serious peril."

—Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Afghanistan, on “green-on-blue” killings, in “Joint raids suspended: NATO’s Afghanistan strategy hits hurdle”, Christian Science Monitor


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