Afghan violence is down

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 1:15 a.m.

The U.S. and its allies have made only spotty and incremental progress in the Afghan war, with overall violence declining just slightly in the past year and widespread corruption continuing to hamper the shaky government, according to a new Pentagon report.

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