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(From Guardian Unlimited)
The Obama administration is concerned it has only a short window of opportunity - possibly as short as a year - to turn around Afghanistan and Pakistan before US public support begins to erode, according to diplomatic and military officials.
Barack Obama was due to brief key members of Congress today in advance of the unveiling of his new policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan tomorrow.
The main thrust of the new policy is to shift the balance from predominantly military operations to giving greater emphasis to civilian initiatives - development as well as diplomatic - and to scale back on the Bush administration's more lofty ambitions for Afghanistan. …