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100 US Troops Deployed after Taliban's 'Tactical Victories' in Afghanistan

The Taliban has made "tactical victories" in Afghanistan, and its military campaign in a troubled southern province has prompted deployment of around 100 American troops to defend its capital at risk of falling to the Islamist insurgency, a spokesman for U.S. forces said Monday. "The Taliban has had some tactical victories and that will likely continue as well … [But] they still have not been able to achieve their strategic desire and goal to seize a major population center...

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