Thursday, August 10, 2006

 

Afghanistan: America's forgotten war


 Afghanistan: America's forgotten warSince 2001, U.S. and
 multi-national coalition forces have been working in Afghanistan.
 Jonathan S. Landay reports on some aspects of this forgotten war.
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Afghanistan: America's forgotten war
By Jonathan S. Landay
TOM PENNINGTON, Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Air Force SSgt. Aric Benally, from Farmington, New Mexico, takes a break while searching for Taliban fighters high in the Afghanistan mountains.


4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan as insurgents step up attacks: The attacks come amid a growing insurgency by the Taliban that U.S. military commanders and Afghan officials describe as a campaign to impede Sept. 18 parliamentary and provincial council elections intended to put Afghanistan on a path to democracy and peace.


A new Taliban threatens stability in Afghanistan: Nearly four years after a U.S.-led military intervention toppled them from power, the Taliban has re-emerged as a potent threat to stability in Afghanistan. 8/18/05


War in Afghanistan has intensified: The Bush administration declared more than two years ago that major combat in Afghanistan was over. Tell that to the 60 young men of Battle Company. 8/17/05


On patrol with American soldiers in Afghanistan: The men of Battle Company scrambled down the rear ramps of their Chinook helicopters. Down below, villagers tended fields and flocks and threshed wheat. Chimes of cowbells, brays of donkeys and cries of rollicking children drifted from hamlets of dried mud, carried on a languid wind tinged with the fragrance of mountain flowers. 8/17/05


Efforts to build Afghan road illuminate challenges, possibilities: this American outpost of plywood shacks and shipping containers embodies the promise and problems of the U.S.-led effort to pacify Afghanistan nearly four years after the fall of the Taliban. 8/9/05




Comments:
It seems to me we have forgotten this war. We moved over into iraq and invaded a soverign country and forgot this one. We could use you at Boston Tea Party. I have a link on my page and we really need someone who looks at this war the way you do.
 
Dee, I checked out the link. Thank you for the invitation. I'll look into it.
 
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