Afghan governance lagging gains on battlefield (AP) – 2009th Edition

In this May 21, 2011 photo, U.S. troops from Forward Operating Base Shank participate in a briefing before traveling to Babous of Logar to talk with villagers about possible public works projects in Logar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan government and the U.S.-led coalition continue to struggle to match military gains on the battlefield with improvements in governance and public services that can enhance daily life — and dampen support for the Taliban. (AP Photo/Deb Riechmann)AP – “Looks like this was a bust,” Lt. Col. William Chlebowski said when local leaders didn’t show up for a meeting in this dusty village in eastern Afghanistan.

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