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7 Oct, 2009 20:08

“US withdrawal from Afghanistan won’t cause more chaos”

The pullout of US troops from Afghanistan won’t worsen the deterioration of the situation in the war-torn country, believes Malou Innocent from the Washington-based Cato Institute.

“I think that essentially what will happen afterwards is it might look similar to what it did after the Soviets pulled out in the late 1980s and the early 1990s – sort of an eventual devolution of insurgent groups in fighting a sort of civil war,” Innocent told RT.

“But I don’t think it will look too much different from what we see today. A lot of the chaos and the catastrophe and the bloodshed that we see is with a hundred thousand US and NATO troops there. So I don’t think we can eventually see any sort of greater chaos than we do now.”