May 12th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Analysis: U.S. has no choice but to work with Karzai, for now

As U.S. and NATO troops gear up toward a major offensive this summer in the southern Kandahar province, Washington's strategy in Afghanistan hinges more than ever on presenting a credible alternative to the Taliban.

So this latest, not-so-subtle attempt to kiss and make up, to move beyond bitter recriminations and resentments and present a united front would be encouraging, if only the sentiment behind it were true.

Read the full story from CNN's Elise Labott

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