Report Says Security Improved In Afghanistan

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A progress report on the war in Afghanistan says while security has improved, the insurgency's safe havens in Pakistan and the Afghan government's limited capacity are the biggest obstacles to a "durable, stable Afghanistan."

The Pentagon sent the semi-annual report to Congress on Friday. The Associated Press obtained a copy from congressional sources.

The Obama administration said in the report that the United States and coalition forces have made security gains and reversed violent trends in much of the country except along the border with Pakistan. It also said it has begun the transition to Afghan security, taking the lead in seven areas.

The United States has some 100,000 troops in Afghanistan and plans to bring most forces home by 2015. The war began after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    Here's a question: Why does this country talk "democracy" when we are a constitutional republic. Why does this country insist on "democracy" for other countries? It's almost as if the good old USA doesn't want to remind us that we have rights. Hmmm.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Oct 28, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    Afghanistan, Pakistan, nor any other Muslim country will ever embrace "democracy" as our Progressive interventionist foreign policy since becoming the UN's enforcer in 1945 has been trying to spread. One hundred thousand plus American lives later, the world is no better than it was in 1945 and we have helped establish more Socialist "eutopias" than democracies. Cuba, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Viet Nam, just to namr a few. Now our current administration is going whole hog at helping Islamic fundamentalist seize countries on the way to establishing the next Islamic caliphate... Our problems are only beginning.
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