The assessment comes as heavy fighting is reported in both Afghanistan and Pakistan involving Taliban and al-Qaeda forces.
Vietnam echoes in Afghanistan
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Petraeus: Open to Taliban talks
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United Press International
Momentum builds for Taliban negotiations
United Press International - 2 hours ago
KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US and British officials have concluded there can be no military victory over Taliban insurgents, Time Magazine says.
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Afghanistan: A country locked in a spiral of doom Times Online
Boston GlobeFierce battles in Pakistan, Afghanistan
Radio Australia, Australia - 16 hours ago
There has been intense fighting with Taliban and Al Qaeda militants in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghan and British forces say 100 militants were ...
Pakistanis flee as war on Taliban flares up Radio Netherlands
Clashes in Pakistani tribal region kill 24 The Associated Press
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