A Taliban roadside bomb attack killed 4 US soldiers in the south of the country, it was announced Friday.
Gareth Porter reports on an alternative to Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s proposal for an additional 40,000 US troops in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Daniel L Davis, who has experience in Iraq and Afghanistan and canvassed other officers with Afghanistan experience, believes that the insurgency in some Pashtun provinces has gathered too much momentum for the US now to hope to quash it. He urges what sound like surgical strikes rather than lots of new boots on the ground.
Meanwhile, Aljazeera English reports on an alleged instance of a NATO strike in Ghazni that killed civilians rather than Taliban:
Also on Aljazeera English, Riz Khan explores Pakistan’s internal divisions:
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