Afghan soldiers (left) and American troops destroy a Taliban firing position in Kandahar. The Taliban is expected to strike out as the US retreats. Photo: NYTAfghan soldiers (left) and American troops destroy a Taliban firing position in Kandahar. The Taliban is expected to strike out as the US retreats. Photo: NYT
Afghan soldiers (left) and American troops destroy a Taliban firing position in Kandahar. The Taliban is expected to strike out as the US retreats. Photo: NYT

US intelligence review gives gloomy view of Afghanistan's future

Intelligence assessment that predicts Taliban will bounce back as US winds down war fuels debate about what the administration should do

Afghan soldiers (left) and American troops destroy a Taliban firing position in Kandahar. The Taliban is expected to strike out as the US retreats. Photo: NYTAfghan soldiers (left) and American troops destroy a Taliban firing position in Kandahar. The Taliban is expected to strike out as the US retreats. Photo: NYT
Afghan soldiers (left) and American troops destroy a Taliban firing position in Kandahar. The Taliban is expected to strike out as the US retreats. Photo: NYT
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