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Afghan National Security Forces: Resources, Strategy, and Timetable for Security Lead Transition

Author: Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies
June 29, 2012

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In a testimony before the House Committee on Armed Services, Max Boot explains that the signing of a U.S.-Afghan Security Partnership Accord in April and the Chicago Summit Declaration in May alleviated some of the uncertainty about the post-2014 period—but only some. The nature and extent of that commitment remain opaque, and that in turn feeds anxiety in Afghanistan, contributes to capital flight, buoys the confidence of our enemies, and leads many Afghans to sit on the fence for fear of joining the losing side.

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