Afghanistan Peacekeepers

NPR's Jacki Lyden reports from Kabul that more British soldiers are on their way to the city to join a growing international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Members of the Northern Alliance faction in Afghanistan's interim government have resisted the idea of a long-term international deployment. But most ordinary citizens welcome the peacekeepers. They see the foreign troops as protection against Mujahedeen commanders who earned a reputation for violence and corruption when they last held sway in the capital.

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