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Afghanistan

22 February 2003

BBC News

Of all the challenges facing the new Afghanistan, taking away the guns is the greatest. As long as armed militias continue to exist, they threaten the authority of the central government of Hamid Karzai, and all attempts to create a new national army. The United States and Japanese governments have already pledged $95m to cover the costs of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of Afghanistan's many fighters. Most were armed to fight the 10-year-long Soviet... (GunPolicy.org)

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