7,435. 8/29/2009

On August 29, 2009, Commander of U.S. and NATO Forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal delivered a confidential Initial Assessment on the situation in Afghanistan. It claimed “Insurgents had ‘a Taliban *shadow government* that actively seeks to control the population and displace the national government and traditional power structures.’ ”

 – Bob Woodward, Obama’s Wars, Page 177

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