Karzai: Afghanistan will need 15 years of aid

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President Karzai of Afghanistan warned today that his country’s security forces would require another 15 years of Western support before they are able to sustain themselves.

Ahead of the opening of the London Conference on Afghanistan, Mr Karzai told the BBC that he foresaw a gradual reduction in support over a lengthy timeframe.

Full story: Karzai says Afghans will need ’15 years of help’ – Times Online