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Dutch Retreat?

The perils of turning Afghanistan over to NATO.

Jan 16, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 17 • By VANCE SERCHUK
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Above all, however, the Bush administration needs to stop thinking about Afghanistan as a burden to be shrugged off. Washington will be on the right track when it starts doing a little more listening to its friends in Kabul--and a little less worrying about whether the Netherlands is coming along for the ride.

Vance Serchuk is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.