NATO Beats Taliban in Battle, Works to Win War

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U.S troops disembark from a Chinook helicopter in southern Afhganistan last week. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S troops disembark from a helicopter. Credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images.

U.S troops disembark from a Chinook helicopter in southern Afhganistan last week.

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The Afghan people are looking for security and displays of strength, according to U.S. Army Col. Steve Williams. He is a deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Williams tells Renee Montagne that the military cannot win the war in southern Afghanistan without winning the hearts of the people.

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