National Security

August 13, 2009

In Taliban heartland, coalition's made little headway after 8 years

Coalition troops have been battling the Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly eight years, and yet in the Zhari District, where the Taliban sprang to life, not a single coalition soldier is based in any of the villages. The Canadian troops who've fought here for the last three years are frustrated and skeptical that their American brethren will have any better luck.

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