In Afghanistan, It's Obama's War Now

Mulrine, Anna
June 2009
U.S. News & World Report;Jun2009, Vol. 146 Issue 5, p58
The article presents information on U.S. President Barack Obama's efforts to win the Afghan War. It is noted that the situation in the country has deteriorated, which is attributed to the resurgence of traditional Afghan tribal rivalries, political corruption, and the influence of Pakistan-based forces which are hostile to U.S. interests.


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