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Afghan commanders show new defiance in dealings with Americans

• Washington Post
Afghan commanders have refused more than a dozen times within the past two months to act on U.S. intelligence regarding high-level insurgents, arguing that night-time operations to target the men would result in civilian casualties, Afghan officials say.

The defiance highlights the shift underway in Afghanistan as Afghan commanders make use of their newfound power to veto operations proposed by their NATO counterparts.


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Comment by Alan Gaudette
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Hāmid Karzay should be told, not asked, to either support the US troops or he will not have theirs, but we must have the stomach to mean it.

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