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Defense Secretary says progress in Afghan war must come this year

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LONDON (WKOW) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says all the nations fighting in Afghanistan have until roughly the end of this year to show the war is turning around.

Gates says, otherwise, people in the United States and other countries will not support the effort which has lasted eight years.

He says the top war commander General Stanley McChrystal is still confident he can show progress in that time.

Public polls show support for the Afghan war is dropping in both the U.S. and Britain.

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