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NGOs in Afghanistan fear backlash over NATO’s humanitarian role

Nongovernment groups in Afghanistan are worried about the growing role NATO forces are playing in reconstruction, fearing people will not differentiate between soldiers and aid workers as security deteriorates. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is putting a lot of emphasis on “civilian military” projects, such as the building of bridges and schools or distribution of aid, in what is as much a hearts and minds campaign against the Taliban insurgents as a military one. Full Story

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