No News Is Good News In Afghanistan

National security experts say few stories coming out of the war zone is a good thing.

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Where has all the news about the war in Afghanistan gone?

The lack of stories about the war in Afghanistan isn't just because other hot spots like Libya and Wisconsin are eating up the news space, say national security experts. They credit the possibility that the news is good and turning in favor of the United States and Karzai government. And that means less bad news to write about. [See photos of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.]

"It's an indication that things are getting better," said former Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. He said that there are fewer stories coming out of Afghanistan "because we're not doing that badly."

Another foreign policy expert said that the latest effort by Gen. David Petraeus is going as planned, making it less of a headline for the media. [See editorial cartoons about the Afghanistan War.]

Brzezinski explained that since Petraeus arrived, the Karzai government has become stronger and the U.S. efforts to clean up al Qaeda hideouts has succeeded. "Things are not going to pot," he said, adding: "We stay on course in Afghanistan and then we get out."

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