Obama's Afghan envoy frames the challenge

Holbrooke tells BBC where to find the "worst people in the world"

In a major interivew, Richard Hollbrooke, U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, dismissed reports that Washington is looking for a way to lower expectations of success in stabilizing Afghanistan. He reaffirmed President Barack Obama’s vow to pour more military and diplomatic resources into the region. Hollbrooke singled out the Pakistani frontier town of Quetta as a Taliban stronghold, saying “some of the worst people in the world” are there—”planning further attacks” in the region and even the West.

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