Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani (C) talks with the media after Eid al-Adha prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani).
The Small Steps to Save Our Gains in Afghanistan
October 10, 2014,
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Ronald Neumann and David Sedney explain that prospects in Afghanistan have dramatically improved in recent weeks, but that marginal investments are necessary to consolidate gains. They argue that a flexible troop withdrawal, expansion of air support, intelligence assistance and a maintained development budget are small steps that could pay large dividends for years to come.