Monday, December 20, 2010

Letters: A bleak new year in Afghanistan - Chief executive, Oxfam

Your report and leader on Afghanistan (17 December) make depressing reading. While we can all agree that 2011 needs to be a year for "lasting and irreversible" progress, the signs are not looking good.

This year is the deadliest for civilians in a decade, with civilian casualties up 31% in the first six months. Keeping people safe from increasing violence is critical when Isaf troops leave.

The US strategy review does not include the vital steps necessary to protect civilians as security is passed to Afghan control. The US and Nato allies need to ensure that the Afghan security forces are adequately trained and mechanisms are put in place to prevent human rights abuses. .... More -- A bleak new year in Afghanistan

US Afghan war review: On track, down a cul-de-sac Editorial ...
Biden on Afghanistan: U.S. leaving in 2014
Afghanistan: ویکی لیکس : مثلث حزب اسلامی در اطراف کرزی عمر داودزی ...‎


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