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November 25, 2009 6:59 PM

Will talk of Afghan 'off-ramps' prompt Taliban to hang tough?

President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited Afghanistan strategy in a prime-time address from West Point, N.Y., on Dec. 1, the White House said Wednesday, but the administration's advance remarks have sparked concern that talk of an eventual U.S. withdrawal will encourage Islamist insurgents to persevere.

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