An Afghan policeman stands guard at a counting centre in Kabul (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail).

Opinion

Democracy Dividends from the Afghanistan Investment

April 9, 2014, David Petraeus and Michael E. O'Hanlon

General David Petraeus and Michael O'Hanlon argue that American sacrifices over the past 13 years paid off in a successful Afghan election in early April. With patience and realism, they write, we need to watch how the process plays out into the summer.

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