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October 9, 2008
Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” report says

The Afghan government’s ability to stem the Taliban’s resurgence is questioned by a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report. Specifically, the report cites a breakdown of central authority of the Afghan government, exacerbated by rampant corruption.

Zahir Tanin, Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaks with Martin Savidge about the NIE report and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.


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