Just Security, 16 September 2021
Huma Saeed, in this essay on justice and accountability during the past 20 years of the Afghan conflict, quotes from a 2013 AAN report:
In effect, the United States reinvigorated warlords who had been militarily defeated and politically relegated to obscurity under the Taliban. Some factional commanders even anticipated disarmament after the Bonn conference; instead, they became entrenched in the new power structure “due to US pressure to include them,” as Patricia Gossman and Sari Kouvo wrote in a report for the Afghanistan Analysts Network.
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