Afghan President Karzai Rallies His Troops

When Afghan President Hamid Karzai stepped onto the stage of a basement assembly hall here today, American officials hoped he would take on a role they say he has never embraced: a wartime commander-in-chief who rallies his country. At stake was momentum for the largest and most important campaign of the war, an attempt to clear Kandahar province of insurgents and facilitate local governance. American officials and the 300 Afghan community leaders in the audience gave Karzai mixed reviews. But...Full Story
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