Afghanistan Serious security problems and continuing lawlessness in Afghanistan are undermining government authority there. Afghan leader, Hamid Karzai, has for months been pushing for an expansion of the International Security Assistance Force. The Bush Administration has until now opposed the idea, but U.S. officials have recently suggested they may be open to a wider ISAF role. A deployment of additional U.S. troops, however, remains unlikely.
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Serious security problems and continuing lawlessness in Afghanistan are undermining government authority there. Afghan leader, Hamid Karzai, has for months been pushing for an expansion of the International Security Assistance Force. The Bush Administration has until now opposed the idea, but U.S. officials have recently suggested they may be open to a wider ISAF role. A deployment of additional U.S. troops, however, remains unlikely.