美国国防部长访问阿富汗
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The US Secretary of Defense1, Robert Gates, has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit.

美国国防部长罗伯特·盖茨,未经宣布抵达阿富汗进行访问。

Mr Gates is to meet Afghan officials and US troops
Mr Gates is to meet Afghan officials and US troops

Mr Gates will hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and meet US troops serving in the country.

Speaking to reporters in Kabul, he said he would tell soldiers the US was "in this thing to win".

Mr Gates is the most senior US official to visit comes Afghanistan President Barack Obama announced he was deploying配置,部署 30,000 extra US troops to the country.

Speaking to reports on the flight to Kabul, Mr Gates said he would tell Afghan officials the US intends "to be their partner for a long time".

He said he would discuss with Mr Karzai the US decision to send further troops and how it would be implemented执行,实施.

But he said they would also talk about how to better train up训练,培养 Afghan security forces for an eventual3 US withdrawal4.

"As the security situation improves and we're able, over time, to reduce our forces, the civilian5, developmental, economic and other kinds of relations between us will become the predominant优越的,卓越的 part of the relationship," the Reuters news agency quoted him as saying.

Mr Obama has ordered 30,000 more US troops to be sent to Afghanistan as quickly as possible, bringing US troop strength in the country to more than 100,000.

Nato allies in Afghanistan have agreed to contribute another 7,000 soldiers between them.

Announcing the surge, Mr Obama said the mission in Afghanistan was to defeat al-Qaeda, reverse the Taliban's momentum6动力,要素 and deny them the ability to overthrow7 the government.

Corruption9

The president has said the US will start to pull out of Afghanistan by July 2011.

But the BBC's Martin Patience in Kabul says Mr Gates will want to reassure10 Mr Karzai that the withdrawal will depend on the situation on the ground and the adequate足够的,充足的 training of Afghan security forces.

Mr Gates is also expected to use his visit to discuss efforts to curb抑制,束缚 corruption in Afghanistan.

Mr Karzai, who was recently re-elected in a poll marred12 by widespread fraud, is expected to name his new cabinet within days.

Mr Gates said the US would be "watching the appointments that get made" and that it was important to have "capable and honest ministers" in the crucial roles, the Associated Press news agency reported.

The US is running out of patience with Afghan promises to tackle corruption and now wants to see clear action taken against senior officials found to be corrupt8, says our correspondent.

On Monday, the mayor of Kabul was sentenced in his absence to four years in prison for corruption, on charges related to more than $16,000 (£9,800) of public money.

Abdul Ahad Sahebi's, whose whereabouts下落,所在之处 are not known, was the first high profile official to face such charges under Mr Karzai's second term.



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1 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
2 deploying 79c9e662a7f3c3d49ecc43f559de9424     
(尤指军事行动)使展开( deploy的现在分词 ); 施展; 部署; 有效地利用
参考例句:
  • Provides support for developing and deploying distributed, component-based applications. 为开发和部署基于组件的分布式应用程序提供支持。
  • Advertisement, publishing, repair, and install-on-demand are all available when deploying your application. 在部署应用程序时提供公布、发布、修复和即需即装功能。
3 eventual AnLx8     
adj.最后的,结局的,最终的
参考例句:
  • Several schools face eventual closure.几所学校面临最终关闭。
  • Both parties expressed optimism about an eventual solution.双方对问题的最终解决都表示乐观。
4 withdrawal Cfhwq     
n.取回,提款;撤退,撤军;收回,撤销
参考例句:
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
5 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
6 momentum DjZy8     
n.动力,冲力,势头;动量
参考例句:
  • We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。
7 overthrow PKDxo     
v.推翻,打倒,颠覆;n.推翻,瓦解,颠覆
参考例句:
  • After the overthrow of the government,the country was in chaos.政府被推翻后,这个国家处于混乱中。
  • The overthrow of his plans left him much discouraged.他的计划的失败使得他很气馁。
8 corrupt 4zTxn     
v.贿赂,收买;adj.腐败的,贪污的
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  • The newspaper alleged the mayor's corrupt practices.那家报纸断言市长有舞弊行为。
  • This judge is corrupt.这个法官贪污。
9 corruption TzCxn     
n.腐败,堕落,贪污
参考例句:
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
10 reassure 9TgxW     
v.使放心,使消除疑虑
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  • This seemed to reassure him and he continued more confidently.这似乎使他放心一点,于是他更有信心地继续说了下去。
  • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe.航空公司尽力让乘客相信飞机是安全的。
11 curb LmRyy     
n.场外证券市场,场外交易;vt.制止,抑制
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  • I could not curb my anger.我按捺不住我的愤怒。
  • You must curb your daughter when you are in church.你在教堂时必须管住你的女儿。
12 marred 5fc2896f7cb5af68d251672a8d30b5b5     
adj. 被损毁, 污损的
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  • The game was marred by the behaviour of drunken fans. 喝醉了的球迷行为不轨,把比赛给搅了。
  • Bad diction marred the effectiveness of his speech. 措词不当影响了他演说的效果。
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