Friday, February 21, 2014
What Does Post-2014 Afghanistan Look Like
A contributor to the Geopolitical Monitor, Marc Simms, provides his comments on what he thinks post-2014 Afghanistan looks like in a recent article posted online. He cites the lack of a security agreement, money to fund the $4 billion budget of the Afghan National Security Forces drying up (if no security agreement), the possible split of the Afghan army over ethnic lines, the competition for the opium trade, recruiting and retention problems of the Afghan army and police, and lack of spare parts and maintenance capability for vehicles and aircraft as a few of the many issues of concern. Read his article "What Will a Post-NATO Afghanistan Look Like?", Geopolitical Monitor, February 16, 2014.