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Afghanistan: Taliban Numbers Aren’t Declining

Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:57 PM
What should have happened was sending a smaller more focused team specifically tasked with the objective of hunting Bin Laden. But, we have gotten bogged down and turned it into a military occupation where the definition of victory is blurry.

Despite earlier reports this year that insurgent attacks in Afghanistan were on the decline, new information suggests that the ISAF, a U.S.-led coalition, has misrepresented data regarding the current Taliban conflict. Figures suggested that attacks from 2011 to 2012 had seen reductions of 7%, but the numbers were later corrected to 0%:

“The 7 percent figure had been included in a report posted on the coalition's website in late January as part of its monthly update on trends in security and violence. It was removed from the website recently without explanation.

“[C]oalition officials said they were correcting the...