Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NATO made the Afghan conflict "worse"

"... Mr Martin studied Helmand for six years and completed an Army-funded PhD at King’s College in London.
He told the BBC
Nato troops did not understand the “complexities” of Afghan tribal conflicts and were “manipulated” by tribal leaders fighting over land and water.“This meant that we often made the conflict worse, rather than better,” he wrote in the study.
Mr Martin said he was originally told his final thesis could not be published as a book because it made use of secret cables published by Wikileaks and classified materials..."

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