04 Oct '11, 2am

US to remain top player in Afghanistan: analysts

WASHINGTON: The United States faces diminishing clout in Afghanistan as its troops pull out, but Afghan leaders will still turn to Washington as the most influential player over the next decade, analysts said. Their contention is based on the premise that US-backed Afghan security forces will keep the Taliban at bay and that President Hamid Karzai and his successors will be able to stay in power. For analyst Michael O'Hanlon, the United States will be able to retain "quite a bit" of influence in Kabul after 2014, when the bulk of US troops and their NATO allies are supposed to have withdrawn from Afghanistan. Underscoring the point, he said, is Afghan frustration with Pakistan, a US ally which US and Afghan officials accuse of playing a double game by supporting Taliban attacks against their troops. "They're frustrated with the way the war is going and will sometimes blame...

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