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The withdrawal of Nato forces from Afghanistan presents coalition forces with a nightmare of costs, negotiations and exposure to attack as valuable equipment is pulled out. It also places Nato at a strategic crossroads where the very future of the alliance and its future role is debated at a time when defence spending is being cut.
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
US combat troops pulling out of Iraq have left complex and far-reaching implications for stability in the country and the wider region. Violence and political instability in the country and the loss of deterrent power in the regional context are among the concerns. But despite the troop withdrawal more defence spending cuts may be needed. ...
Dr. James Jay Carafano