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Pullback in Afghanistan

U.S. commanders are weighing whether to shift troops from low-population areas such as Nurestan province, which remain under insurgent control, to higher-population areas such as the corridor between Jalalabad and Kabul.

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General's Review Creates Rupture
Article | Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's grim assessment of the Afghanistan war has opened a divide between the military, which is pushing for an early decision to send more troops, and civilian policymakers who are increasingly doubtful of an escalating nation-building effort.

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