TITLE

Shadow of the Infiltrator

AUTHOR(S)
Mashal, Mujib
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Time International (Atlantic Edition);10/15/2012, Vol. 180 Issue 16, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the Afghanistan War as of October 2012, focusing on the Taliban militant group's infiltration of Afghan governmental functions, both military and civilian. It says the rapid pace of the U.S. effort to expand the Afghan military and security forces allowed the Taliban to get members and sympathizers into many positions where they can engage in subversion. Differences between Afghani President Hamid Karzai and regional political leaders are discussed.
ACCESSION #
82536970

 

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