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Questions and Comments About Afghanistan

September 25, 2009

The commitment of America’s NATO allies to the conflict in Afghanistan has been much discussed on this blog and elsewhere.  There is a significant possibility that European governments will soon begin withdrawing troops in response to growing public opposition to the war effort, which is partly a reaction to increasing casualties, at a time when the US is dispatching more soldiers and Marines to join the fight.

The blog At War: Notes from the Front Lines, which can be linked to from this website and nytimes.com, is excellent.  In a recent post, war correspondent John Burns answers questions from readers about Afghanistan and America’s coalition partners. (http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/john-burns-answers-your-questions-on-wobbly-us-allies/.  Many of the readers’ comments are also interesting and worth reading.