Progress against Taliban in Afghanistan

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Posted: Feb 22, 2010 3:29 PM by Katherine Gouner
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Afghanistan, Taliban, progress

The nation's top defense leaders say forces are making progress against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, but that it's been more difficult than expected, and will take much longer than hoped.

The chairman of hte Joint Chiefs of Staff says the efforts are inefficient and messy. He says that's often the way with war and it doesn't mean the fighting isn't worth the cost. With proper resources and strategy, he's confident the war can be won.

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