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Targeted Killing Is New U.S. Focus in Afghanistan

Date: July 31, 2010
Author: Helene Cooper
QUOTE: Based on the American military experience in Iraq as well as Afghanistan, it is not clear that killing enemy fighters is sufficient by itself to cripple an insurgency. Still, commando raids over the last five months have taken more than 130 significant insurgents out of action, while interrogations of captured fighters have led to a fuller picture of the enemy, according to administration officials and diplomats.

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