October 1, 2013 2:00 PM

Efforts to teach Afghanistan troops to read may be NATO’s lasting legacy

As it prepares to start its fifth and final year, the NATO-led $200 million literacy program for the Afghan national security forces quietly has created what is likely to be one of the most important legacies that the international military coalition will leave behind: tens of thousands of previously illiterate Afghans who can now read.

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