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What might the drone strike against Mullah Mansour mean for the counterinsurgency endgame?

May 25, 2016, Vanda Felbab-Brown and Bradley S. Porter

The American drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour may seem like a boost for Afghanistan’s government. But it's unlikely to improve Kabul’s immediate national security problems—and may create more difficulties than it solves.

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