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Pentagon’s quiet shift on Afghanistan war: Maybe safe havens aren’t crucial

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Christian Science Monitor, 10 March 2011
‘After stressing for years that removing insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan is vital to winning the war in Afghanistan, US military officials are subtly deemphasizing the importance of that goal as realities on the ground shift’, reports Anna Mulrine. She quotes Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of US troops in eastern Afghanistan, as saying that Taleban infrastructure in Pakistan is ‘not a mission-stopper in my mind’.

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