The top U.N. official in Afghanistan is urging President-elect Barack Obama to resist calls to change the strategy there.
Kai Eide says the incoming U.S. administration "has a unique opportunity to gather strength" and energy toward building the Afghan security forces and propping up the country's economy.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Eide says problems won't arise from the strategy itself. But he says things will fall apart if officials don't stick to the plans.
Obama has pledged to withdraw American troops from Iraq and deploy more to Afghanistan, where Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants have made a comeback in recent years.
Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan increased in 2008 over the previous year and some 6,400 people, mostly militants, died last year as a result of the insurgency.
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