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Digging in for next decade, US expands Kabul security zone

At NATO summit meeting in Warsaw last year, the allies agreed to fund development of Afghan security forces

Rod Nordland | NYT  |  Kabul 

Soon, American Embassy employees in Kabul will no longer need to take a Chinook helicopter ride to cross the street to a military base less than 100 yards outside the present Green Zone security district. Instead, the boundaries of the Green Zone will be redrawn to include that base, known as the Kabul City Compound, formerly the headquarters for American Special Operations forces in the capital. The zone is separated from the rest of the city by a network of police, military and private security checkpoints. The expansion is part of a huge public works project that over the ...

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 14:06 IST