NPR Story
4:05 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

When U.S. Leaves After 12 Years, What's Next For Afghanistan?

Originally published on Sat October 19, 2013 5:04 pm

Journalist Kevin Sites reported from Afghanistan when the United States invaded in 2001, and he has been back a handful of times. With U.S. and NATO troops scheduled to withdraw next year, Sites calls the American legacy "a paradox." While many Afghans appreciate improvements in infrastructure facilitated by the U.S., the people running the government are "still the warlords," says Sites.