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Gen. Allen testifies 'last couple months have been trying' in Afghanistan

Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Allen said that the recent incidents, such as the reported killing of 16 Afghan civilians by a rogue U.S. soldier and the burning of Qurans, have been difficult, but are not derailing the war effort.

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“To be sure, the last couple months have been trying,” Allen said. “But I assure you, the relationship between the Coalition and the Afghan security forces remains strong.”

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