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Watchdog: Afghan Army Far Weaker Than Initially Believed

A Pentagon miscount led to an overestimation of the Afghan army's strength. Could the new count influence U.S. withdraw plans?

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Afghanistan’s “Transformation Decade” Depends on the Taliban’s Foot Soldiers

The Transformation Decade in Afghanistan won’t transform much if the motivations for the Taliban’s foot soldiers aren’t understood, or curtailed.

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