RIA Novosti – Analysis & Opinion: Afghanistan to Remain US ‘Observation Tower’ Over Russia, Iran, China

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Despite the plans to extract all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, the United States will leave some forces for the "long haul" because totally abandoning Afghanistan will leave a security vacuum.

00:49 29/10/2014

WASHINGTON, October 29 (RIA Novosti) – The United States will keep a small part of its forces inAfghanistan to have an opportunity to keep an eye on Russia, Iran, Pakistan and China, the president of a think tank focused on nonmilitary solutions for Afghanistan told RIA Novosti.

“Afghanistan used to be a “buffer state” and will now be transformed into an…

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