Ghani Heads to Washington for First Visit as President

March 21, 2015 4:27 PM

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There are broad hopes in Afghanistan that President Ashraf Ghani’s first official visit to the United States will ease the country's daunting security and financial challenges and strengthen bilateral ties.

President Ghani’s landmark visit to Washington starts March 22. It is happening just as Afghanistan's annual spring fighting season is about to begin. For the first time in their decade-long war, Afghan security forces will be battling the Taliban and other insurgent groups without active foreign ...

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