U.S. Must Maintain Trust with Afghans
The accidental burning of Qurans by seemingly unwitting NATO forces and the resulting violence have proven to be one of the most disturbing chapters in a difficult struggle to bring peace to Afghanistan. Indeed, the imperative at this point is to rebuild the bonds of trust that have been shattered as a result of the attacks on NATO troops.
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Mark Jacobson is a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC.