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U.S. Begins Operation to Guard Afghan Election

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have begun a military operation aimed at providing security for the October presidential election amid vows by the Taliban to disrupt the voting process and a threat posed by rogue militias, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Thousands of U.S. troops are participating in Operation Lightning Resolve leading up to the landmark presidential balloting scheduled for Oct. 9 in which pro-American President Hamid Karzai is seeking election, defense officials said. “The purpose of the operation is to ensure the security of the electoral process,” said a defense official at the Pentagon, speaking on condition of anonymity. “It’s a major operation.” Full Story

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