Vice President Joe Biden asked NATO leaders in Brussels Tuesday for new ideas
to tackle an Afghan war that he says "we are not winning."
Mr. Biden said the "war is from far lost." But he told a meeting of
NATO's decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, that coordination is
vital against the common threat of rising insecurity in Afghanistan.
The vice president said the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and
neighboring Pakistan affects not just the United States, but every NATO
country. Mr. Biden said he was in Brussels to listen, and appealed for concrete
help in crafting a new strategy to fight terrorism.
The Obama administration has been reviewing its policy in Afghanistan and
Pakistan. The new focus includes an additional 17,000 U.S. troops to bolster
security in the Taliban-strong Afghan south.