Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited Afghanistan this week, saying in a speech that the United States and NATO are winning the war there. Such bright statements amount to spin and cannot be backed up by evidence on the ground, according to our intelligence experts at LIGNET.com
Highlights from LIGNET’s analysis: The ability of Afghan forces to defend against insurgents without NATO support is seriously in question, and it is expected that the Taliban will regain its strength not long after the last NATO troops leave two years from now. But the situation is expected to begin deteriorating sooner. As the United States begins to draw down its troops, the weaknesses of President Hamid Karzai’s government will be exposed.
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on LIGNET.com, where ex-CIA agents give an inside look at what’s happening in hot spots around the globe.
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