US Report: Afghanistan in a “Downward Spiral”

HeadlineOct 09, 2008

The New York Times reports a draft report by US intelligence agencies concludes that Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral” and casts serious doubt on the ability of the Afghan government to stem the rise in the Taliban’s influence. The Times also reports the Bush administration is considering arming tribal militias in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban in places where Afghanistan’s army and police forces have been ineffective.

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