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http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/04/ap-united-states-prepares-last-major-afghan-offensive-041612/ U.S. prepares for last major Afghan offensive By Patrick Quinn - The Associated Press Posted : Monday Apr 16, 2012 16:55:11 EDT KABUL, Afghanistan — For Taliban militants and U.S. strategists alike, all roads in this impoverished country of mountain passes, arid deserts and nearly impassable goat tracks lead to this ancient capital of 3 million people nestled in a high and narrow valley. The Taliban made their intentions clear over the weekend, mounting spectacular coordinated attacks that spawned an 18-hour battle with Afghan and NATO forces. And now, the U.S. is gearing up for what may be the last major American-run offensive of the war — a bid to secure the approaches to the city. Related reading Afghan official: Haqqanis behind Kabul attacks (April 16) Taliban attack...

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