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US intelligence questions the progress in Afghanistan | Sydney Morning Herald

A year after launching a revamped counterinsurgency strategy, several obstacles persist: the government of Hamid Karzai is viewed as corrupt and ineffective; the Taliban exhibits a fierce will to fight; and the enemy enjoys safe havens in the tribal areas of Pakistan that drone strikes can disrupt but not eliminate, according to public US intelligence assessments.

The difficulties raise questions about whether the US is achieving sustainable gains in a 10-year war that is costing lives and billions of dollars, and whether the US strategy can work on the timetable proposed by the Obama administration.

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