Marines in Afghanistan Disrupt Taliban’s Freedom of Movement
By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2008 – The 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines are disrupting the Taliban’s freedom of movement in Afghanistan’s Helmand and Farah provinces, the battalion’s commander said today.
“We expected that we were going to experience a lot of friction by the [...]
Afghan Security Forces Lead Response to Taliban Prison Break
By Kristen Noel
Special to American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2008 – Afghan national security forces led successful operations last week to counter the Taliban’s raid on a Kandahar city prison, a U.S. military official said yesterday.
“The Afghan National Army — much to the surprise of the [...]
The Strategy Page has posted an article which details where most of the Taliban derive….surprise, surprise!
Most Taliban Are Pakistani
May 15, 2008: As with the original Taliban back in the early 1990s, the main source of current Taliban gunmen are the Madrasses (religious schools) in the tribal areas of Pakistan and northern Pakistan in general. [...]
Well, I kind of knew that this was coming. The British Defense Secretary, Des Brown, in an interview published today, says that it may be time to “talk” to elements of the Taliban and Hizbollah.
Britain must be willing to talk to the Taliban and other extremist groups in order to try to stabilise the [...]
Ten signs you might be a Taliban
10. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.
9. You own a $300 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes.
8. You have more wives than teeth.
7. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
6. You can’t [...]
Regular readers to this site are very familiar with The Strategy Page and their extremely interesting articles on regional conflicts and the historical perspective of these conflicts as it relates to current events. The article below “How Al Qaeda Lost Pakistan,” is a lesson that should be read by all if you have any interest [...]
From FoxNews.com -
Deadly Homicide Bomb Blast Targets Former Pakistan Interior Minister
SHERPAO, Pakistan — A suicide attacker detonated a bomb packed with ball bearings and nails amid hundreds of holiday worshippers Friday at the home of Pakistan’s former interior minister, killing at least 50 people, authorities said.
It was the second suicide attack in eight [...]
The Taliban in Afghanistan are not what they once were, or what they are trying to project to the Western Press. As you’ll note in the text below from this UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND press release, the Taliban are trying the tactic of accusation - killing innocents, in this case construction workers. With a press [...]
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