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Skepticism on US Afghan Plans

On “Fresh Air” on NPR, Charles Sennott said today that the US plan for Afghanistan does not look like a plausible route to success. The US and allied force ratios are not right for a vast, rural country such as Afghanistan, he said. On ...

The Taliban on the March

The Taliban insurgency continues to hold the momentum in Afghanistan. The AP reports that they are setting up shadow governmental structures within 30 miles of Kabul, increasingly replacing those of the official, Western-backed government. US ...

Afghanistan: trend — Taliban rising

The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. On NPR today Ahmed Rashid suggested that the Taliban insurgents are finding rising “sympathy,” if not full support, among segments of the population. They now enlist thousands of ...