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Are Afghan security forces ready to keep order as US draws down?

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The Christian Science Monitor, 4 April, 2014

AAN's Borhan Osman quoted on the capability of Taliban to outwrestle the Afghan government: “The increase in ‘ground engagements’ in 2013 … would count as a serious achievement for the insurgents only if it translated into proportional strategic gains,” wrote Borhan Osman last week, in an Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) report.

“Although the Taliban’s current asymmetric warfare is not meant in the first place to establish an absolute control over territories, they do strive to expand their influence over as many areas as possible,” writes Mr. Osman.