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Trump Inherits the ‘Good War’

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The Atlantic, 16 December 2016

A short quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this article reviewing the situation in Afghanistan before Trump’s takeover of the US presidency (also on the DefenceOne website):

Nearly 70 percent of Afghanistan’s annual income is from international donors. Washington itself “is by far the largest spender on the Afghan armed forces and government. Without U.S. financial support, it is difficult to imagine the state, in its current form, surviving,” said Thomas Ruttig, the co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent, non-profit think tank.