Corker: Taliban Gaining Ground in Afghanistan

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) said today that the “Taliban is ‘gaining ground’ against the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan and more troops are needed,” The Hill reports.

Corker, who just returned from a trip to Afghanistan during that country’s presidential elections, said during an appearance on CNN that he expects the top commander in Afghanistan to request more troops for the effort.

"The fact is that the Taliban is gaining ground," he said. "We need a policy that certainly is worthy of their commitment. But at the same time, I do know that we are losing security grounds."

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