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Why Afghanistan matters

Steve Coll ‘splains it. Here are his four scary headings: The Nineties Afghan Civil War on Steroids Momentum for a Taliban Revolution in Pakistan Increased Islamist Violence Against India, Increasing the Likelihood ofIndo-Pakistani War Increased al Qaeda Ambitions Against Britain and the United States Several frequent posters need to read his whole article. You know ...

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Steve Coll ‘splains it.

Here are his four scary headings:

  • The Nineties Afghan Civil War on Steroids
  • Momentum for a Taliban Revolution in Pakistan
  • Increased Islamist Violence Against India, Increasing the Likelihood of
    Indo-Pakistani War
  • Increased al Qaeda Ambitions Against Britain and the United States

Several frequent posters need to read his whole article. You know who you are.

Photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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