07/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pentagon Quietly Abandoning Large-Scale Counterinsurgency Efforts

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a decade after the United States began to focus its military training and equipment purchases almost exclusively on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military strategists are quietly shifting gears, saying that large-scale counterinsurgency efforts cost too much and last too long.

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