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U.S. military wrestles with the problem of the Afghan-Pakistani border region.
Two new problems are plaguing the U.S.-backed recovery of Afghanistan.
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have managed to increase the number of their attacks every year since 2002, according to U.S. military figures. In 2007 alone, violence jumped 33 percent over the previous year. Part of that was because of a rise in suicide bombings, but small-arms attacks were up 47 percent.
Facing resurgent Taliban, the Bush administration urges European allies to do more.
Studies by several groups reflect urgent concern, suggesting a possible revival of the Taliban.
Baitullah Mehsud is blamed for suicide bombings in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A massive investigation points to Osama bin Laden as the attack's mastermind.