Withdrawal Of U.S., NATO Troops From Afghanistan Threatens Continued Humanitarian Aid

Reuters: If U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, much civilian aid may go too
“For years, U.S. officials have pointed to the improvements in the everyday lives of Afghans made possible by billions of dollars in aid from the United States and elsewhere. … The specter of an abrupt departure of all U.S. and NATO soldiers from Afghanistan at the end of next year now imperils these gains, they warn, and endangers progress on the massive development challenges that remain…” (Ryan, 12/26).