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(READ): Al Qaeda Still ‘Very Capable’ Of US Strike…

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Source: SKY News

Al Qaeda is still “very capable” of carrying out a terrorist attack on US soil, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

15367795 Mike Mullen, pictured with Mr Obama, says insurgents are more sophisticated

 Mike Mullen said the war in Afghanistan is still vital because al Qaeda is benefiting from the support of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“I think it (the situation in Afghanistan) is serious and deteriorating and I’ve said that over the last couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated,” he said.

His warning comes at a time when support for the war in Afghanistan is low in the US.

A recent survey by the Washington Post suggested 51% of Americans do not feel the war is worth fighting.

Barack Obama has supported the conflict since becoming president and has pledged to deploy an extra 21,000 US troops to Afghanistan by the end of the year. Read More

Written by dnnnewshound

August 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

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