|Senior military officials are conceding privately that their much-touted new counter-insurgency strategy of 'clear, hold and build' in contested areas of the Pashtun southern and eastern parts of the country is not working out as planned, despite the 'surge' of some 20,000 additional US troops over the past six months.
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