US commanders say Afghanistan force insufficient

US needs more soldiers in Afghanistan

US needs more soldiers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: US military commanders in Afghanistan told President Barack Obama’s chief envoy to the region hat they did not have enough troops to do their job.

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Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

afghanistan_war1Just 150 Afghan voters dared to go to the ballot box in the area of Helmand province where British soldiers sacrificed their lives to secure a safe election day, it was revealed yesterday.

The figures were released as the British Ambassador to Kabul admitted that troops could be engaged in combat in Afghanistan for five more                                                                                                       years.

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Hakeemullah Mehsud holds TTP reigns

Hakeemullah TTP new Chief

Hakeemullah TTP new Chief

PESHAWAR: Hakeemullah Mehsud has been Saturday declared to be the successor of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud. Continue reading

Pakistani militants form groups to free there captured Commanders: Agencies

pakistan-south-waziristan-taliban-fightersPakistani militants have formed two groups to free their comrades from various prisons in the country, a media report said.

The two groups named Lashkar Omar and Lashkar Abu Jandal will devise strategies to free their associates who were captured during the military operation in northwest Pakistan, the Online news agency reported Friday. There are also suicide bombers in the groups. Continue reading

Why We Will Never Win In Afghanistan

talibanA sobering and highly convincing explanation (via Fallows) of why Obama is betting big on a hopeless cause. Not as hopeless as Iraq, I’d say, which is slowly unraveling on schedule, even with 130,000 US troops still sitting there. But pretty hopeless nonetheless. Continue reading

SOP for Taliban Operations

talibIt has thirteen chapters, 67 articles and it lays out what one of most secretive organisations in the world today, can and cannot do. 

  It appears to be an attempt to consolidate a disparate movement. Continue reading

Afghanistn agrees to talk with Talibans

The Afghan talibangovernment has agreed a truce with Taliban insurgents in the north-western province of Badghis ahead of elections next month, officials say.

The Taliban have pledged not to attack voting centres and to hand key areas to government forces, officials say. There has been no word from the militants. Continue reading