Afghans to take war’s brunt, general says

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 3:42 a.m.

The Taliban-led insurgency will direct most of its intense combat this year against Afghan security forces rather than U.S. and NATO troops, the top U.S. military official said.

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Europe missile shield again seen as flawed

FILE - In this  Friday, May 4, 2012 file photo, a Russian military officer is on duty in the main control center of a radar station at the missile defense facility in Sofrino, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Moscow. Secret U.S. Defense Department studies have cast doubt on whether a multibillion dollar missile defense system planned for Europe will ever be able to protect the United States from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators say. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

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In Northeast, snow cripples car, air travel

A woman shovels snow to clear out a car on Third Street in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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