US Defense Department report: Taliban has regrouped

A new US Defense Department report says the Taliban has regrouped after its initial fall from power in Afghanistan. The new report offers a rather dim view of progress in the nearly seven-year-old war, declaring that the Taliban has "coalesced into a resilient insurgency." Noting that insurgent violence continues to climb, the report said Friday that despite efforts to capture and kill key leaders, the Taliban is likely to "maintain or even increase the scope and pace of its terrorist attacks and bombings in 2008."