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January 23, 2009 8:41 PM

Why Afghanistan is Obama's toughest foreign challenge

The problems are many in Afghanistan, which President Obama on Thursday called "the central front in our enduring struggle against terrorism and extremism." The relationship between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his foreign allies has deteriorated. The Taliban are stronger than they've ever been and easily replace the casualties they suffer. There's still no coherent strategy to coordinate military strategy and efforts to improve governance and provide schools, roads and other infrastructure.

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