File photo of Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) US General Stanley McChrystal (R) in Afghanistan. McChrystal said his troop surge could lead to a negotiated peace with the Taliban, in an interview published Monday ahead of a major conference this week on the war.(AFP/File/Manan Vatsyayana)
British Soldiers In Afghanistan 2010
NATO forces plan to launch a new operation into Helmand province to assert more Afghan government control. A contingent of British and other NATO forces will take control of the ungoverned province in which the Taliban have been very active.
US Marines seen at Afghanistan’s Kandahar airport. There are more than 113,000 foreign troops battling Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.(AFP/Pool/File/Rick Loomis)
Afghan paramilitary soldiers stand in attention during a function to honor policemen for their response to the recent Taliban assault on the center of Kabul at police headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)