Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan forces take over as peace talks loom, doubts remain

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McClatchy, 18 June 2013

With the Afghan security forces now officially in charge of protecting their country, the article takes stock of how the conflict is increasingly weighing on these forces. AAN’s Kate Clark comments about the strategy of the insurgents at this critical juncture and the ability of the Afghan forces to fight them off, and she admonishes that a “years-long standoff is hardly a victory for the civilians” who keep being largely the first victims of violence.