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Nato has only seven months to take Kandahar from the Taleban

Nato has only seven months to take Kandahar from the Taleban 11 May 2010 The campaign to drive the Taleban out of Kandahar province has until the end of the year to succeed if it is to capitalise on maximum troop numbers and political unity, Nato commanders and Western diplomats told The Times. "Our mission is to show irreversible momentum by the end of 2010 -- that's the clock I'm using," Brigadier-General Frederick Hodges, the US Director of Operations in southern Afghanistan, said. "We'll never have more capacity than we have by late summer 2010. We'll never have it any better."