Is Afghanistan Better Off Than It Was Ten Years Ago?

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 12, 2011

Indisputably yes. Equally indisputable, of course, is the fact that a better-off Afghanistan does wonders for American national security interests, and the stability of the region as a whole.

Just something to remember the next time you are told that Afghanistan represents a failure for the United States and its allies, and that we ought to just get out as soon as possible, regardless of the consequences of a precipitous withdrawal.

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