In Afghanistan, waiting for Gen. McChrystal’s ‘government in a box’

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Allied forces continue to fight in Marjah, Afghanistan as they attempt to clear hundreds of Taliban fighters out of the region. But what happens once the offensive is over?

According to Gen. Stanley McChrystal there is a strategy in place to transition from fighting to stability. He said recently, “We’ve got a government in a box, ready to roll in.” However, questions remain as to how willing low-level Taliban fighters will be to give up their guns and participate in local government and civil life. For more we hear from New York Times’ correspondent Rod Nordland, who is in Afghanistan.

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