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Planning for Withdrawal in Afghanistan? Smart, But Not Wise
Defense One
Votes are still being counted in Afghanistan’s presidential election, but preliminary results suggest that no candidate won a majority.

Brian S. Smith, CIC, ARM‘s insight:

And a military pullout need not mean a complete U.S. departure from Afghanistan; U.S. contractors, civilians, and CIA operatives could find other ways to work in Afghanistan—keeping counter-terror missions running and the spigot of assistance turned on—by cutting different deals with Kabul.

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