Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Preparations for a new US strategy for Afghanistan

And now, after the campaign is over, we remember the Talebans are on the surge and that not only Afghanistan, but also Pakistan are on a power-keg. The first important decision in the area of external relations had a military weight. And, it is nothing unusual in this, as long as America cannot avoid and stop the previous military involvement without blowing up entire regions.

See also:

San Francisco Chronicle - New route links Afghanistan to sea, via Iran

The Washington Times - Lessons from Soviets in Afghanistan
(this op-ed is starting good but ending pathetically; if they were so stubborn to fight for their freedom, why they accepted the talibans as well, who was anything else but defenders of freedoms).

Death toll, up by 40%

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