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from Tales from the Trail:

Public forecast for Afghan strategy – stalemate

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Americans have doubts over whether President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan strategy will ultimately result in victory, but a majority say the war is morally justified.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp poll finds that 57 percent said the most likely outcome for the United States in Afghanistan would be a stalemate, with 29 percent predicting victory.

AFGHANISTAN-USA/When asked whether a victory was possible or not possible, 58 percent of those surveyed said it was possible, while 41 percent said it was not possible.

But asked the same question about defeat, the responses were quite similar:  60 percent said defeat was possible, while 38 percent said defeat was not possible.

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