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China Joins Afghanistan's Great Game

The U.S. and India should aim to increase China's role in ending the conflict in Afghanistan.

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However much they extol the virtues of cooperation, U.S. officials remain wary of China's spreading influence in Asia. President Barack Obama issued the latest warning in his State of the Union speech Tuesday. In one area, however, the U.S. should be aiming to increase rather than diminish Beijing's role: the conflict in Afghanistan.

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