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Afghanistan: Hit the Ground Running

November 26, 2008

In Hit the Ground Running, an op-ed published Monday in The International Herald Tribune, Karl Inderfurth, Former Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs (1997-2001) and a Trustee of The Asia Foundation, advised the incoming Obama Administration to forge an Afghanistan plan that takes into account current Afghan public opinion on their most pressing needs and priorities. The data can be found in The Asia Foundation’s Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People. “These poll results are heartening in many respects,” Ambassador Inderfurth writes. “But the challenges Afghanistan faces today are already greater than at any time since the Taliban were ousted from power seven years ago. For that reason, it will be critical for Obama and his team to hit the ground running, with a comprehensive political, economic and military plan.”

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