Monday, December 30, 2013

Afghanistan Rejects Grim U.S. Intelligence Report And Forecast

SEARCH OPERATION - U.S. Army Spc. Austin M. Weyerman and fellow soldiers move into a village with a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. The U.S. soldiers, assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, enabled Afghan border police and soldiers to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

Afghanistan Rejects Grim U.S. Intelligence Forecast As Baseless -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Afghanistan on Monday rejected as baseless a U.S. intelligence forecast that the gains the United States and allies have made in the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017.

The U.S. National Intelligence Estimate also predicted that Afghanistan would fall into chaos if Washington and Kabul failed to sign a pact to keep an international military contingent there beyond 2014.

President Hamid Karzai's spokesman dismissed the U.S. forecast, reported by the Washington Post on the weekend, and suggested there was an ulterior motive for it.

"We strongly reject that as baseless as they have in the past been proved inaccurate," Faizi told Reuters.

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More News On The U.S. Grim Intelligence Report On Afghanistan

Afghanistan Rejects U.S. Intelligence Forecast -- Radio Free Europe
Afghan Taliban will take back ground vacated by U.S. forces, intelligence survey warns -- The Province/The Telegraph
Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns -- L.A. Times
Intelligence estimate reportedly says US gains in Afghanistan may be lost by 2017 -- FOX News
Afghanistan Chaos Seen After U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Post Says -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Afghanistan gains to be lost quickly after troops withdrawal - US intelligence estimate report -- Voice of Russia
US Intel Report: Gains Made In Afghanistan Gone By 2017, Taliban Power Grows -- CBS/AP
Report warns Afghanistan gains could be lost after U.S. withdrawal -- UPI
US report predicts chaos in Afghanistan -- Al Jazeera
U.S. intelligence takes gloomy view of Afghan future -- Pilot Online/Washington Post
Afghanistan will fall into chaos by 2017 -- The Nation
Rocky Future for Afghanistan, US Intelligence Warns -- Voice of America

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