863. 5/11/1996

“In May [11] 1996 she [Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Robin Raphel] told the US Senate, ‘Afghanistan has become a conduit for drugs, crime and terrorism that can undermine Pakistan, the neighbouring Central Asian states and have an impact beyond Europe and Russia.’ She said extremist training camps in Afghanistan were exporting terrorism.”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Taliban, Page 178

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