Tuesday, April 10, 2012

No sign of spring offensive by Taliban, NATO says | Reuters

No sign of spring offensive by Taliban, NATO says | Reuters

(Reuters) - Afghan insurgents have so far shown no sign of planning a repeat of last year's spring offensive against foreign and Afghan forces, preferring isolated attacks on small units and bases, a NATO spokesman said.
With the traditional summer fighting months only weeks away, German Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson said available intelligence did not point to a unified Taliban assault.
"No announcement has been made by the insurgency, but we are looking at what they are doing at the moment. We are looking at this year with very open eyes," Jacobson told Reuters in an interview.
"They are focusing on attacks on individual posts, on small groups, outposts of soldiers. We haven't seen any cohesive action," he said late on Monday....

-bth:  The Taliban doesn't need to whip us; they need only wait us out.

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