Growing Resistance in Afghanistan

June 14, 2010

At a recent NATO summit, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan expressed concern that the Afghan people have not been "convinced" that the U.S.-led occupation is there to "protect them."

U.S. and NATO military commanders also admitted to encountering very heavy resistance and a rising number of attacks by the Afghan insurgency against the U.S.-led forces.

In addition, the U.S. acknowledged that it has postponed a major military offensive because it would take months longer than previously anticipated.

There are nearly 150,000 U.S.-led foreign troops in Afghanistan. Last week, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed growing concern about "stalemate" with the Afghan insurgency.