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NATO: No Winter Lull in Afghanistan This Year


In comments today NATO spokesman General Josef Blotz insisted that there would be no lull in fighting over the winter, as there has been every single year so far in the war, and indeed predicted that there would be an increase in violence over the course of the winter.

The claim seems difficult to justify, as the lull was primarily a function of the lack of infrastructure making most of the nation completely impassable after snow, and billions of dollars in NATO aid have done little to improve that across most of the nation.