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Taliban Promise Afghan Offensive in the Spring

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Taliban Promise Afghan Offensive in the Spring

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Taliban Promise Afghan Offensive in the Spring

Taliban Promise Afghan Offensive in the Spring

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Within the next few weeks the snow will melt in the Afghan mountains. When it does, the Taliban say they will launch a fierce spring offensive.

American officials say they're confident they can reverse last year's trend, when overall Taliban attacks doubled and suicide attacks quadrupled.

But veteran military and intelligence officials predict the United States has only a small chance of turning the situation around.