(WP) Last year was quietly disastrous for Afghanistan. You might have missed it amid the noise of the U.S. presidential elections, the wall-to-wall coverage of the Islamic State (ISIS), and the European refugee crisis. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, Taliban attacks surged; thousands more civilians were wounded or killed, and Afghans steadily lost confidence in the National Unity Government. Al Qaeda is back. ISIS has now set up shop in several provinces. Afghanistan is not “lost,” if countries can ever be lost, but Americans should be alarmed.
Here are the five things you need to know about the 2015 fighting season. […]
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