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  • noun The gradual process of returning control of Afghanistan to the people of that country.


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  • The term "Afghanisation" – putting Afghan soldiers, civil servants or policemen up front – became an article of shaky faith.

    Afghanistan is losing time for a peaceful solution – and the Taliban know it

  • They accepted the word "Afghanisation" -- handing power to the Afghans - which wasn't the word our friends accepted at first.

    Not Just Military

  • In Afghanistan, while neither side is in a position to deliver a knockout blow, the direction of the war could not be clearer: Taliban attacks up more than 50% on last year, civilian deaths up 23%, and the prospect of "Afghanisation" no more credible than "Vietnamisation" was in another US war 40 years ago.

    Now Afghanistan too shows the limits of American power

  • With a possibly decisive offensive looming in Kandahar, the immediate US focus is on beating back the Taliban militarily in the south, keeping Pakistan's tribal belt under pressure, strengthening the Afghan government's future negotiating position, and ensuring that "Afghanisation" will work sufficiently well to allow the troops to leave.

    India and Pakistan's proxy war puts Afghanistan exit at risk

  • This is because the Karzai government's corruption has become increasingly notorious, even by Afghan standards, and the stress on "Afghanisation" of the aid priorities can easily be interpreted as cynical, if not downright insulting, to most ordinary Afghans.

    Afghans lack faith in Kabul conference

  • Misunderstanding comes in the form of oversimplified "Afghanisation" ideas such as those held by Senator Carl Levin, the leading Democrat on the senate armed services committee, who last month declared the need to "focus on the strength of the Afghan forces in a way that we have not yet done."

    James Denselow: A National Afghan Army?

  • Mr. Brown will say that while the U.K. is committed to the military conflict it will shift its strategy to what it calls "Afghanisation," in which NATO will shift more military and policing responsibilities to Afghan forces, this person said.

    U.K. Official Quits After Afghan Remarks

  • The PM said he had discussed the role of the offensive in the "Afghanisation" process with Karzai by telephone at the weekend.

    The Guardian World News

  • Can 'Afghanisation' conference produce real results?

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Can 'Afghanisation' conference produce real results?

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition


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