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Taliban likens U.S. Afghan role to Vietnam War

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-taliban-likens-american-afghanistan-role-vietnam-war-010213/ Taliban likens U.S. Afghan role to Vietnam War The Associated Press Posted : Wednesday Jan 2, 2013 13:38:28 EST KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban Wednesday likened the planned withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan to America’s pullout from Vietnam, calling it a “declare victory and run” strategy. A statement from the militant group said the ongoing transfer of security operations from U.S. troops to Afghan forces was merely a retreat similar to the American withdrawal from South Vietnam prior to the communist victory there in 1975. American-led NATO troops are scheduled to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, although the U.S. will leave a residual force behind and other NATO countries have pledged continuing support of the Kabul government. “They want to flee f...

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