Reality of Afghan War !

Every time we venture that far out, we get hit,” says Captain Aaron Tapalman of the US Army, who is responsible for Sabari district in Afghanistan’s Khost province, Afghanistan.
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“Most of the villages just want to be left alone, and some of them are clearly pro-Taliban,” says First Lieutenant Eddie Fox in neighbouring Bak.
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In a place like Sabari, the efforts of the 140,000 troops of ISAF (NATO plus a coalition of the willing) look distinctly unpromising. American forces there are struggling to expand their “security bubbles”—the relatively secure zones around coalition bases. These intensively patrolled patches often cover only a dozen or so square kilometres in the most hostile parts of the country.
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The American army alone is spending nearly $120 billion a year.
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In many difficult areas of Helmand and Kandahar ISAF’s forces have become much more aggressive.
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NATO analysts predict that 2011 will be the most violent year ever, with incidents possibly up by 30%.


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