Shukria Dellawar, an Afghan American, is an independent researcher and Afghanistan security specialist. Both women were in Afghanistan in August as part of a fact-finding mission.
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Thursday, October 06, 2011
Afghanistan's Energy War
Violence escalated daily in Afghanistan with the approach of the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion on October 7. At the same time, a little-noted energy agenda is moving rapidly forward that may not only deny Afghans the much needed economic benefits their energy resources could provide, but may also exacerbate insecurity and instability, ensuring a prolonged U.S. and foreign military presence. It is an agenda remarkably similar to one well underway in Iraq.