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A Year Later, Afghanistan Surge Shows No Gains in Southeast

Thursday, June 7, 2012

COMBAT OUTPOST SABARI, Afghanistan -- “Incoming! Incoming! Incoming!” droned the cold, mechanical voice of the warning system as the combat outpost’s radar detected another Taliban rocket launch.

Soldiers ran for cover in the shelters that dot this little American army camp near the Pakistani border. Then three deep booms shook the ground as the rounds hit the hill behind the outpost. The Taliban almost always miss, but they try and try again almost every day, only to disappear afterward among the dusty Afghan hills. ...

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