January 4, 2013

In Focus: Afghanistan: December 2012

December in Afghanistan is traditionally a quiet period in the country’s decades-old war, and coalition troops suffered only 14 deaths last month, half as many as the previous year. Yesterday, General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, submitted a post-2014 plan to the Pentagon, laying out options to keep between 6,000 and 15,000 troops in the country after the official NATO withdrawal. (Current troop levels are around 66,000.) The smaller forces would be mainly focused on counterterrorism operations and engaging members of the Taliban and al Qaeda. These photos show just a glimpse of this conflict over the past month, part of the ongoing series here on Afghanistan.

See more. [Images: Reuters, AP, Getty]

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    One of very few publications that pay its due respect to Afghanistan and our longest ongoing war.