Tagesspiegel (online), 26 December 2018
Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily newspaper on the (still officially unconfirmed) reports that President Trump is planning a partial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Thomas pointed out that the Taleban control more territory and population than ever since 2001 and that the implementation of the step could further erode the Kabul government. He also quotes US military experts as saying that the ANSF needs at least 5-10 years more of external support in key functions.
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