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Clinton off to Afghanistan as war fears rise

 Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke briefs reporters, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the State Department in Washington...
 US soldiers take a nap at  Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
 FILE - In this July 13, 2010 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a joint press availability with Iraqi Foreign Minis...

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Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke briefs reporters, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the State Department in Washington...

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US soldiers take a nap at Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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FILE - In this July 13, 2010 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a joint press availability with Iraqi Foreign Minis...

Amid growing worries about the war in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to South Asia this weekend on a mission aimed at refining the goals of the nearly 9-year-old conflict.
Clinton will attend next week's international conference in Kabul, where the Afghan government will outline plans to bolster deteriorating security conditions, reintegrate militants into society and crack down on corruption. Clinton is also expected in Pakistan to push greater cooperation between Islamabad and Kabul.
Lawmakers are increasingly questioning the course of the war in Afghanistan as the death toll of U.S. and international forces rises and expressing greater concerns about corruption in the Afghan government.


Updated : 2021-01-16 10:48 GMT+08:00