April 2, 2009 4:32 PM

For U.S. forces in Afghanistan, shifting mission isn't simple

A recent airborne assault illuminated the hurdles the U.S. military is facing as it tries to move from a war focused on killing the enemy to a counterinsurgency campaign based on securing the population — mountain-to-mountain and valley-to-valley — in a land of 40,000 villages.

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