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Thursday, October 07, 2010

9 years in Afghanistan: Experts see worldwide war with no end in sight - CNN.com

9 years in Afghanistan: Experts see worldwide war with no end in sight - CNN.com: "His mission: Hook up with the opposition Northern Alliance, help beat back the Taliban army and, as he was instructed by his CIA boss, 'Find [Osama] bin Laden, kill him and bring his head back to the United States in a box on dry ice.'
Schroen said it was clear 'the gloves were off, that this was a war, and we were going to get the guys who did this terrible deed.'
The original end game seemed pretty straightforward -- destroy al Qaeda and eliminate the Taliban.
But nine years later, current and former intelligence officials tell CNN a battle targeted primarily in one region has spread to a worldwide fight with no end in sight."

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