The article from my favourite Australian analyst David Kilcullen makes a load of key points - including the emphasis on 398 district and provincial level governors who hold the key to the future of Afghanistan.
These are the people who define the local scene - economic, political, social. Without them, Afghans, with coalition support, can stop things going backwards, but not make progress. These are the sites of important reconciliation with former Taliban. We have got to build from bottom up even as we look to support credible elections that will lead Afghanistan from the top down.
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