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More Troops Needed in Afghanistan

Between allegations of fraud in the recent elections and Taliban fighters operating from across the Pakistani border, it's not looking good in Afghanistan. The New York Times reports that, over the weekend, top American brass from the NATO mission to Afghanistan told Obama that they need more troops to do their job. Despite the 17,000 American troops the Obama administration ordered to the area, insurgents in southern Afghanistan continue to rocket villages and towns, and in the east, the father-and-son-led Haqqani network has been plaguing U.S. troops. Admiral Mike Mullen called the situation "serious" and "deteriorating." It's unclear how many additional troops may be required.