A GENERAL'S THOUGHTS - Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, left, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center left, and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, center right, and John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, right, listen to U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, center, at a grave site while touring Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
U.S. Efforts In Kandahar, Barely Begun, Already Are Faltering -- McClatchy News
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Although it's just beginning, the U.S.-led effort to pacify the Taliban's spiritual capital in southern Afghanistan already appears to be faltering.
Key military operations have been delayed until the fall, efforts to improve local government are having little impact and a Taliban assassination campaign has brought a sense of dread to Kandahar's dusty streets.
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