Code Pink rethinks its call for Afghanistan pullout

Local women’s groups in Afghanistan say a US pullout could lead to the return of armed militias and violence against women.

“In the current situation of terrorism, we cannot say troops should be withdrawn,” Shinkai Karokhail, an Afghan member of Parliament and woman activist, told them. “International troop presence here is a guarantee for my safety.”

Code Pink now opposes sending more troops here and instead, increased funding for humanitarian projects.

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