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This handbook provides basic reerence inormation on Aghanistan, including itsgeography, history, government, military orces, and communications and trans-portation networks. This inormation is intended to amiliarize military personnelwith local customs and area knowledge to assist them during their assignmentto Aghanistan.The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity is the community coordinator or theCountry Handbook Program. This product reects the coordinated U.S. DeenseIntelligence Community position on Aghanistan.Dissemination and use o this publication is restricted to ofcial military and gov-ernment personnel rom the United States o America, United Kingdom, Canada,Australia, NATO member countries, and other countries as required and desig-nated or support o coalition operations.The photos and text reproduced herein have been extracted solely or research,comment, and inormation reporting, and are intended or air use by designatedpersonnel in their ofcial duties, including local reproduction or training. Furtherdissemination o copyrighted material contained in this document, to include ex-cerpts and graphics, is strictly prohibited under Title 17, U.S. Code.