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#Michlinks: March 15, 2012

BY ZACH BERGSON

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When US troops leave Afghanistan, an American university will remain

What will America’s legacy be in Afghanistan after the U.S. fully withdraws its troops in 2014? Michael Smith, the president of the American University of Afghanistan, hopes that his institution — which opened in 2006 and has student population of 900 — will leave a lasting impact on the war torn nation, the Christian Science Monitor reported yesterday. Despite the university’s "American" brand, Smith believes that Afghans will accept the institution as a vital asset to their nation.

“The more we’re seen meeting the real needs of the country, that will hold the university in really good stead,” Smith told the Christian Science Monitor. “Hopefully, we’ll be seen as separate and different, and not a target, despite the American name.”

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