The forgotten war in Afghanistan has once again leapt back into the news with disturbing reports of rising international casualties and large-scale Taliban offensives in the south.
Despite the fact that the United States has been in Afghanistan for almost seven years, the increasing violence in Afghanistan shows that the Afghan insurgents are not going away any time soon. Recent Pentagon assessments acknowledged that the Taliban is likely to "maintain or even increase the scope" of its insurgent campaign against the government in the coming year.
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