But now...The success and stability of the Government of Afghanistan is met with a renewed threat of violence... This time however; peace and stability remain 'of complete urgency' to the entire Middle East...
“Within a few days, on a date yet to be finally decided, you will see the completion of the steady expansion of ISAF,” Mark Laity told a media briefing. “When the regional command east comes under ISAF command, it will lead to 10,000 to 12,000 US troops coming under ISAF NATO authority.” Another around 8,000 US troops in the east would remain under the US-led coalition which has been commanding the area, he said...read more
-NATO is expected to take command of not only the whole of Afghanistan...According to news: "ISAF aims to quell the spiraling Taleban insurgency through military pressure and reconstruction, intended to win "hearts and minds."
-View article: Return of the Taliban
The Challenge In Afghanistan
-Great slide-show at Centcom:
From a recent press release by Frontline:
That nightmare scenario has come true. The Taleban controls large parts of the lawless tribal areas along the border. In a video obtained by FRONTLINE the Taliban demonstrate their brutal brand of justice...After executing 17 people, said to be thieves, in front of a crowd of hundreds, they hung the bodies on poles for three days...
to God," a Taleban gunman says to the camera.
"God will bring them to justice."
-BBC has more information about the Taliban here
-And more about tracking their steps, past and future: here