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Asia Pacific · 1:16 AM UTCExclusive: As Taliban advances, Afghan military overhauls war strategy
Reeling from a surge in battlefield losses, Afghanistan's military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital infrastructure, Afghan and U.S. officials say.