Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Afghanistan Quagmire Watch

Washington Post:

"An intense military campaign aimed at crippling the Taliban has so far failed to inflict more than fleeting setbacks on the insurgency or put meaningful pressure on its leaders to seek peace, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials citing the latest assessments of the war in Afghanistan.

'The insurgency seems to be maintaining its resilience,' said a senior Defense Department official involved in assessments of the war. Taliban elements have consistently shown an ability to 'reestablish and rejuvenate,' often within days of routed by U.S. forces, the official said, adding that if there is a sign that momentum has shifted, 'I don't see it.'"

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