In the Land of the Taliban

I went to Afghanistan and Pakistan this summer to understand how and why the Taliban were making a comeback five years after American and Afghan forces drove them from power. What kind of experience would lead Afghans to reject what seemed to be an emerging democratic government? Had we missed something that made Taliban rule appealing?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15397.htm



'A lot of nervousness' about British deal in Afghanistan: US Ambassador

The US ambassador to Afghanistan has questioned Britain's deal to pull out of a previously insurgency-hit town, saying there is "a lot of nervousness" about it,

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061025/wl_sthasia_afp/britainusafghanistanmilitary



Militias defy peace deal to impose Taliban rule on Afghan border

Taliban militias in Pakistan have set up offices, introduced taxes and taken control of justice in the tribal agency of North Waziristan, where last month the government signed a peace agreement with militants.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/10/25/wafg125.xml


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