1. The NATO led International coalition hands over responsibility to the Afghan national army and police. The transition sounds as a major milestone, but how would you asses the ability of Afghan forces to do their job? 2. Also U.S., Afghans, Taliban peace talks may begin. What it means in your opinion? Read Few comments by Jorrit Kamminga, Visiting Fellow, Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael.
As Ben Rhodes suggested that after 2014 having no troops in Afg is an option how would you say this debate will go on in NATO, how could and should smaller members influence this debate?
As David Petraeus served as ISAF Commander, the same with Gen. John Allen, would you say this “Emailgate” may have some impact on the relations within NATO in terms of trust? Do you expect some reactions from the European allies and should they react somehow?
Any success? The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001.
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As it really seems seems Gaddafi’s regime is finished will the chairman of the NTC Mustafa Abdul Jalil lead the country?
I would like to ask NATO and the US with honour and humbleness and not with arrogance to stop their operations in our land, Afghan President said. A spokesman for Karzai later sought to temper the remarks, saying the president meant to demand that NATO cease operations that harm civilians and that it halt its operations completely.
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Al-Qaeda’s senior leadership in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan is under more pressure than at any point since they fled Afghanistan nine years ago, said President Barack Obama.
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