The Morning Dispatch: Hope for Our Allies in Afghanistan

Plus: The Democratic two-step on infrastructure.

Waheedullah Hanifi, an Afghan former interpreter for the French forces speaks during an interview with AFP as he attends a demonstration at the Shahr-e Naw Park in Kabul. - Afghan translators with NATO forces fear regular threats and deadly violence against both them and their families will only increase ahead of a looming deadline for the alliance's planned withdrawal. - To go with Afghanistan-Britain-conflict-translators, FOCUS by Mushtaq MOJADDIDI (Photo by ZAKERIA HASHIMI / AFP) / To go with Afghanistan-Britain-conflict-translators, FOCUS by Mushtaq MOJADDIDI (Photo by ZAKERIA HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images)
A former interpreter for French forcesattends a demonstration at the Shahr-e Naw Park in Kabul. Afghan translators with NATO forces fear deadly violence will only increase ahead of a looming deadline for the alliance's planned withdrawal. (Photo by Zakeria Hasimi/AFP/Getty Images.)

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