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AAN in the Media

Taliban defiant over delay to U.S. troop reduction in Afghanistan

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Reuters, 16 October 2015

After the US decision to keep the current number of troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, a quote in which AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is trying to answer what this can contribute to security in Afghanistan:

Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said Afghan troops needed more support, but he added: “The war cannot be won, otherwise 140,000 U.S. and other troops should have won it. Conclusion? The solution must be political.”