Clinton Warns Taliban
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has some choice words for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, warning of increasing military pressure as the U.S. prepares to resume heavy fighting. “They cannot defeat us,” Clinton said as the war in Central Asia is catapulted into its 10th year.
Clinton’s rhetoric was aimed at separating Al-Qaida fighters from Taliban insurgents. —JCL
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Taliban fighters in Afghanistan that they face a stark choice between war and peace, as US military pressure on them mounts.
“They cannot defeat us. And they cannot escape this choice,” Mrs Clinton said in a speech in New York.
The US plans to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this summer, with full withdrawal expected by 2014.
Currently, the US has about 78,000 troops there.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shown here speaking earlier this week, has warned Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.