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WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 27: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates testifies during the Senate Armed Services hearing on defense priorities. Gates said a long-term strategy is being developed to  prevent Afghanistan from relapsing into a safe haven for terrorists intent on attacking the United States and allies. "There is little doubt our greatest military challenge right now is Afghanistan," Gates told the committee. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 27: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates testifies during the Senate Armed Services hearing on defense priorities. Gates said a long-term strategy is being developed to prevent Afghanistan from relapsing into a safe haven for terrorists intent on attacking the United States and allies. "There is little doubt our greatest military challenge right now is Afghanistan," Gates told the committee. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

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