The US and Afghanistan After 2014

Published In: Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, v. 55, no. 1, Feb./Mar. 2013, p. 87-102

Posted on RAND.org on February 01, 2013

by Paul D. Miller

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The year 2014 is a date for transition, not withdrawal, and the international community has pledged to hand over leadership for security to the Afghan government. American policymakers face a series of decisions over the next 18 months that, collectively, could have a larger effect on the future of Afghanistan and the region than the previous 11 years combined. Despite the reluctance of the Obama administration to talk about Afghanistan, or the American people to listen, the war is not over; in fact, it is only now entering its culminating phase, and American interests in South Asia hang in the balance.

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