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NATO’s Afghan Struggle: Build, and Fight Taliban

The road that cuts through the heart of Panjwai district here tells all that is going wrong with NATO’s war in Afghanistan. To fight their way into this area and clear it of Taliban insurgents, NATO troops bulldozed through orchards, smashed down walls and even houses, and churned vineyards and melon fields to dust. Reconstruction projects were planned, but never materialized. Now NATO countries are championing the thoroughfare as a $5 million gift to local people. Full Story

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