Afghanistan’s long war: the humanitarian consequences of drawdown
ODI Blog Posts, 18 May 2012
By Ashley Jackson
As world leaders prepare for the NATO summit in Chicago on 20–21 May, uppermost in their minds will be domestic political priorities and the logistics of withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan. High on the summit’s agenda will be exit strategies and the buzz words ‘security transition’. Few are likely to be paying attention to the humanitarian consequences of troop withdrawal or addressing the human cost of their departure.
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