Officials: Bleak Afghan War Report Card

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

U.S. officials say the latest intelligence community take on the war in Afghanistan concludes the Taliban remains committed to taking back Afghanistan by force and may only be paying lip service to nascent peace talks with NATO.

Two current and one former U.S. official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the classified Afghan National Intelligence Estimate. The latest report declares the war at a stalemate, with NATO security gains far outweighed by corruption at all levels of Afghan government. Last year's report had similar findings about the war.

The report also finds special operations raids and programs to bolster local Afghan security are somewhat effective in degrading the Taliban, but it returns as soon as NATO forces withdraw from an area. The report was summarized in multiple media outlets.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 137203243 - kake.com/a?a=137203243