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Why More Troops Won’t Help Afghanistan | The New Yorker
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Why More Troops Won’t Help Afghanistan | The New Yorker

Last Wednesday, a tanker truck, one of many that carry empty septic tanks in Kabul, a city with no sewage system, navigated through bumper-to-bumper traffic past the Afghan intelligence agency’s compound, the residence of former President Hamid Karzai, and the Iranian and Turkish embassies, to Zanbaq Square. Video from a surveillance camera shows that police halted the driver at a checkpoint as he tried to turn into the city’s diplomatic quarter.

That turn leads toward the German and Indian embassies, the U.S embassy, the headquarters of the U.S.-nato military command, and the C.I.A. station, where military officers, intelligence officials, and diplomats had spent the previous months preparing papers, some of which were titled “Winning in Afghanistan,” for President Trump’s policy review.

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