Searching for meaning in the Afghan riots

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April 11, 2011
by Kelley B. Vlahos  
Posted in Commentary

"The protests have certainly exposed a number of critical weaknesses in what Petraeus just described a month ago as the war’s 'upward trajectory' in favor of the U.S. and its allies on the ground. Foremost, it underscores the military’s lack of control over the shifting dynamics there. The attack in Mazar came within 10 days of an announcement that security in the city, along with several other provinces and towns, would start to 'transition' to Afghan from ISAF (International Security Assistance Forces) control this summer." (04/12/11)  

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