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General: Taliban can’t retake Afghanistan

The resurgent Taliban militia poses a tactical problem for the U.S.-led coalition but it cannot take over Afghanistan again, a top U.S. general said. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, made his comments on a visit here ahead of NATO’s takeover of security operations in southern provinces, where Taliban insurgents have stepped up attacks against coalition forces. The Taliban “may be a day-to-day tactical problem for us, but we are a long-term strategic problem for them,” Pace was quoted as saying Thursday by the Department of Defense Web site. “They can pick and choose some battles, but they cannot take over this country again.” Full Story

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