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CIA-sjefen Leon Panetta advarte søndag mot å tro fremgangen i Afghanistan er rett rundt hjørnet. Det mer og mer samfunnsmessige forhold som er et hinder. Det mangler myndigheter som kan være en partner, også i forhold til befolkningen. Resultatet er manglende tillit. Det hjelper ikke om NATO-soldatene holder et område, hvis myndighetene ikke følger opp.

«We’re dealing with a country that has problems with governance, problems with corruption, problems with narcotics trafficking, problems with a Taliban insurgency,» Panetta told ABC’s «This Week.»
«We are making progress. But it’s harder and slower than anyone anticipated,» he said.
Noting that Al-Qaeda’s leadership was now apparently weaker than ever before, he insisted Obama’s surge strategy, which will see the number of international troops on the ground peak at 150,000 in August, is the right one.
But he said the success or failure of NATO’s mission depended on whether the Afghan government, police and military could step up alongside NATO to help bring security and stability to the country.

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