Functionally Literate – Opening Sentence.

On the bright and breezy Sunday morning of April 15, 2012, my colleagues and I left NATO’s International Security Assistance ¬†Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul to meet with Afghan journalists, government officials, and civil society leaders to discuss the security and political situation in Afghanistan and the transition to a much reduced international presence after 2014.

Aspiration and Ambivalence – Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State Building in Afghanistan, Vanda Felbab-Brown (2013)