Annan: Without More Security, 'We May Lose Afghanistan'
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says that without an expanded international security presence in Afghanistan, the country’s political reform process may fail. Annan told reporters today that his special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was correct to say in a recent interview that the United Nations might need to pull its staff out of Afghanistan if security does not improve. NATO leads the International Security Assistance Force stationed in the Kabul area and has approved an expanded mandate to the rest of the country. But no contributions to expanded forces have been made. Full Story