Hardened Taliban fighters are leaving Kandahar after the United States and NATO sent 12,000 troops to the province along with 7,000 Afghan soldiers. Some credit the use of a powerful new rocket, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, that is being launched from the Kandahar air base and accurately hitting Taliban compounds resulting in numerous causalities.
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In retaliation for increased NATO strikes in its territory, Pakistan closed a critical border that supplies NATO troops in Afghanistan. Facing mounting pressures from the devastating flooding last summer as well as increased American drone attacks, the civilian and military leadership in Pakistan is in crisis. This nuclear-armed country faces problems beyond its current leaders’ ability to respond.
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