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NATO sees Afghan insurgency mostly quelled by 2009

NATO forces will have smashed most of the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan by 2009 and President Hamid Karzai’s government should be more able to rule by itself, the alliance’s chief said on Saturday. “In 2009, we should see Afghanistan on the road to peace with the back of the resistance broken — but with undoubtedly a NATO military presence on the ground,” Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told a security conference in Munich. Full Story

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