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Taliban revived in southern Afghanistan

A sweating man wanders into a crowd and blows himself up, leaving a dozen bodies lifeless on the street. A few blocks away, a car bomb pulverizes an armored Humvee, killing two U.S. soldiers and 14 civilians. The kind of anonymous insurgent violence that is convulsing Iraq has migrated 1,500 miles east to plague Afghanistan five years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban regime. The prospect of a second downward spiral — though so far Afghanistan isn’t nearly as violent as Iraq — has experts worried that Western militaries don’t have an effective strategy for these irregular wars. Full Story

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