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AFGHANISTAN: Fears of northern violence after drawdown | IRIN Asia

KUNDUZ, 14 June 2012 (IRIN) – Recent violence allegedly sparked by the behaviour of local police and militia groups in northern Afghanistan has raised fears that the planned withdrawal of international forces could lead to renewed violence even in the generally more peaceful north. The drawdown and handover of power, which has started, will see the Afghan military take over ...

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It’s Never Too Early to Finally Leave Afghanistan | Reason Magazine

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced last week an unexpectedly early deadline of summer 2013 for winding down the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. Well, kind of, supposedly, or perhaps with the same amount of seriousness that the administration took the July 2011 drawdown deadline that never was. For more on this story, visit: It’s Never Too Early to Finally ...

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