An Afghan policeman stands guard at a counting centre in Kabul (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail).
Democracy Dividends from the Afghanistan Investment
April 9, 2014,
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.