Ronald E. Neumann

Ronald E. Neumann; Stephen Hadley and John D. Podesta

Stephen Hadley and John Podesta overemphasize the speed of the transition about to take place in Afghanistan as the United States departs, argues a former U.S. ambassador. Hadley and Podesta respond, insisting that time is running out for a legitimate Afghan government to emerge.

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L. Carl Brown

Neumann chronicles the Afghan government's sluggish policymaking process, the country's woefully inadequate infrastructure, Washington's miserly budgeting, NATO's problems of coordination, and the U.S. embassy's delicate chore of supporting Afghan President Hamid Karzai without dominating him.