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Europe's Afghanistan Syndrome

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

Ten years after invoking NATO's collective-security guarantee in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the alliance finds itself bogged down in Afghanistan, fighting a counterinsurgency campaign that few foresaw. For America's European allies, the war has transformed military doctrines, impacted national identities and brought down political coalitions. And still, European governments continue to struggle to justify their engagement in the face of a largely hostile public.

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