General David Petraeus, the commander who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said yesterday that the Marjah battle was the opening salvo in a broader campaign to turn back the Taliban, which could last 12 to 18 months.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he described the Taliban as both “formidable” and “a bit disjointed at this point.”
Can the U.S., its NATO allies and Afghan forces gain the upper hand on the Taliban over the next year?
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