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Afghan envoy urges more US troops

Says negotiations with Taliban must proceed carefully

Said T. Jawad, shown at Harvard's Kennedy School, said he welcomed President Obama's strategy review for Afghanistan. Said T. Jawad, shown at Harvard's Kennedy School, said he welcomed President Obama's strategy review for Afghanistan. (Steven Senne/ Associated Press)
By James F. Smith
Globe Staff / March 12, 2009

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CAMBRIDGE - Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, Said T. Jawad, said last night that the West could negotiate effectively with the Taliban only from a position of strength, which he said would demand major new investments of troops and resources in Afghanistan. (Full article: 590 words)

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