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Obama, McCain split over Afghan strategy

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Admiral Michael G. Mullen said the Afghanistan campaign has been running short of troops. Admiral Michael G. Mullen said the Afghanistan campaign has been running short of troops. (Luis M. Alvarez/Associated Press)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / July 6, 2008

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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and John McCain are proposing sharply different strategies to seize the initiative from a resurgent Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, positions that underscore the two leading presidential candidates' competing visions of how to wage the war on terrorism. (Full article: 1192 words)

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