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A Critical Moment in Afghanistan's History

July 9, 2014, Fred Dews and Elina Saxena

"We are at a critical moment in Afghanistan’s history," said Bruce Riedel, Brookings senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project, in an event promoting his new book What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan 1979-1989 (Brookings Institution Press, 2014). Speaking of the recent presidential elections and the controversy that surround them, Riedel explained that "this election puts Afghanistan on a precipice. If it doesn't come out with a good ending," he "would not be surprised to see Afghanistan split apart."

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