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Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 1
Published on: September 1, 2011
In the (Afghan) Army Now

To whom are we planning to hand off the war against the Taliban? An inside look at the Afghan National Army.

Alim Remtulla is a Canadian writer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Marginally conversant in Dari, he spent a month in 2010 with the Afghan National Army in Kandahar and Helmand provinces and is one of the few foreign journalists to embed with that force without NATO supervision. A shorter version of this essay appeared in the printed version of the September/October 2011 issue of The American Interest.
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