WORLD  ·   April 7, 2013

In Taliban sanctuary, a risky Afghan surge

- As the Afghan military attempts to prove its own strength without American combat support, the Tangi Valley appeared to be the perfect mission — a chance to do what the U.S. military could not. In a valley that has claimed more American lives than any other swath of land in Afghanistan, The Post’s Kevin Sieff embedded with the Afghan army and witnessed one of the most ambitious missions in its short history. ()

- As the Afghan military attempts to prove its own strength without American combat support, the Tangi Valley appeared to be the perfect mission — a chance to do what the U.S. military could not. In a valley that has claimed more American lives than any other swath of land in Afghanistan, The Post’s Kevin Sieff embedded with the Afghan army and witnessed one of the most ambitious missions in its short history. ()

In Taliban sanctuary, a risky Afghan surge

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