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Afghanistan in 2015 – Withdrawing pledges to withdraw

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Deutsche Welle, 24 December 2015

Another AAN quote in another year ender, this time by German foreign radio and by Thomas Ruttig:

… the German government wants to increase the number of troops it stations in Afghanistan to 980 next year. For Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, this figure is by no means sufficient.

“To only slightly increase the number of soldiers in Afghanistan and to only do a little more than what had been done before is inadequate. It fails to address the real problems.” In addition to massive problems on the security front, the country is also afflicted by a raft of social, economic and institutional challenges, Ruttig said.