Early Nato pull-out from Afghanistan could play into hands of Taliban

Ready to march... Nato troops are being pulled out of Afghanistan (photo: dpa)
Ready to march... Nato troops are being pulled out of Afghanistan (photo: dpa)

Nato faces several challenges if it is to achieve its goal of withdrawing most of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. The recent accidental Koran burnings and massacre of civilians by a US soldier have brought calls for an earlier departure - but this could lead to the return of the Taliban and encourage them to increase their attacks in Pakistan.

Early Nato pull-out from Afghanistan could play into hands of Taliban

NATO plans to withdraw most of its military forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

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But the success of its goal - to establish trained Afghan military and police forces capable of providing se...

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