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The Independent Op-Ed Examines U.S. Troop Surge in Afghanistan

November 15, 2010 — An op-ed in The Independent (U.K.) questions whether or not the U.S. troop surge is working in Afghanistan, according to the author, James Fergusson. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron are slated to meet and discuss a timeline for Afghans to take control of their own security. The article references The Asia Foundation’s Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People as saying that 83 percent of Afghans support talks with the Taliban. Read the full article: “James Fergusson: The Taliban don’t want to talk until the foreigners have left.”

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