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War on Terror Seen Limping in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Despite a massive manhunt and billions of dollars spent on manpower and equipment, the U.S. war on al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is still a long way from achieving its objectives, security experts warned. The 9/11 commission’s report, released on Thursday, described Afghanistan as the incubator for al Qaeda and for the September 11, 2001 attacks, noting that the country must not become a sanctuary again for international crime and terrorism. Security and political analysts said Washington had been unable to root out the terror threat from the region and bring real stability to Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters and their Islamic militant allies carry out deadly attacks almost daily.Full Story

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