Afghan Pullout May Prove Bigger Problem for Europe Than U.S.

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The spectacle of European and British dependence on the U.S. as it decided on a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan “exposes the wide gaps in the European security infrastructure, and British infrastructure for managing crises on their own,” said Karin von Hippel, director general of the Royal United Services Institute, a defense think tank in London, and former U.S. State Department official.