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Obama's New Strategy for Afghanistan

After three years of USAID-led Afghan reconstruction, the Obama administration plans to implement a new approach to help resuscitate Afghanistan's deteriorating agricultural economy, aimed at producing more food to improve quality of life and reversing a sense of hopelessness that has contributed to Taliban recruitment.

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U.S. Pursues a New Way To Rebuild in Afghanistan
Article | The idea to transform a vacant tract near the Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif into a sprawling commercial farm, with miles of strawberry fields and thousands of cashmere goats, began with an entreaty from President George W. Bush to the billionaire chairman of Dole Foods at a 2006 Republican Party...

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