Taliban vow to fight US troop surge in Afghanistan
Yes of course this was expected, what else could they say. Don't see them waving a white flag for some time. They now have to prove their not ready for defeat, I expect some horrifying terrorist attacks in the near future.
The Taliban say they will step up their fight in Afghanistan, after pledges by the US and its allies to send large reinforcements to the country.
A Taliban commander told the BBC that if more US troops came, more would die.
US President Barack Obama, announcing a long-awaited strategy on Tuesday, said another 30,000 American troops would be deployed quickly in Afghanistan.
Defence Secretary Robert Gates told the US Congress that curbing the Taliban was essential for regional security.
Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr Gates stressed that the US goal in Afghanistan and Pakistan was to defeat the al-Qaeda network - and to do that, the Taliban must be pushed back.
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