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In Security Crisis, Afghan Women Leaders Demand Support

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

One group in Afghanistan is particularly on edge as Obama makes his final call on the troop surge—women. Gayle Lemmon talks to female leaders about their fears of a Taliban resurgence.

While Afghans wait to hear whether President Obama will indeed decide to send more troops to their soil, one group is watching especially closely: the nation’s women leaders, who worry about what comes next—and whether they will be able to hold on to the gains they have made since the international community flooded Afghanistan with dollars and development programs seven years ago. While they are not certain that additional boots on the ground are the answer to the grave problems facing their nation, these women say they are eager to see the Americans renew – rather than retreat from – their commitment to Afghanistan.

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Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-11-11/in-security-crisis-afghan-women-leaders-demand-support/


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