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Pentagon to Focus on Counterguerrilla Tactics

The pell-mell advances of rebel forces in Afghanistan have so outpaced expectations that American commanders are considering a new war plan that would scale back bombing raids and intensify counterguerrilla operations, senior officials said today. The new plan would include a greater concentration on gathering intelligence and hunting leaders of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in diminishing pockets of resistance, the officials said. It could also make use of coalition troops, either Americans or others, to secure key points wrested from the Taliban, the officials said, though the Pentagon’s preference is have those tasks done by local anti- Taliban forces. Full Story

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