Posts Tagged ‘progress In Afghanistan’

Operation Moshtarak aims to attack the insurgency both militarily and politically, but it also offers insurgents the opportunity to lay down their weapons and live a normal life. RCS2010, Afghanistan Produced by William Bonnett.


clipped from
Afghanistan is not in imminent danger of falling to the Taliban, President Obama’s national security adviser said Sunday as he downplayed worries that the insurgency could set up a renewed sanctuary for Al Qaeda.
Retired Gen. James Jones made the comments after eight U.S. soldiers were killed near the Pakistan border and as many as seven Afghan forces in one of the fiercest battles of the eight-year war. On Saturday morning, several hundred militant fighters streamed from an Afghan village and a mosque and attacked a pair of remote outposts.
clipped from
The Obama administration is preparing new rules that would give hundreds of prisoners being held by the U.S. military in Afghanistan the right to challenge their detentions, according to published reports.
The guidelines would for the first time allow about 600 prisoners held at an American-run prison at the Bagram Air Base to call witnesses and submit evidence in their defense, The Washington Post and New York Times reported instories Saturday on the Web.
The guidelines came to light as the Obama administration is reviewing Bush-era detention policies and determining where to make changes.
clipped from
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she sees little congressional support for boosting troop levels in Afghanistan,
putting the Democratic majority in Congress on a possible collision course with the Obama administration over the future conduct of the war there.
The remarks Thursday by Pelosi (D., Calif.) make her the highest-ranking Democrat to signal opposition
to the administration’s handling of the Afghan war, a top national-security priority.
The remarks also underscored the increasingly complex political dynamics confronting President Barack Obama as he considers whether to send additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan.
clipped from

Gordon Brown has visited British troops in Afghanistan to counter criticism that the war effort is being undermined by a lack of equipment and personnel.

Gordon Brown

Mr Brown meets British soldiers at Camp Bastion in Lashkar Gah

The Prime Minister has come under fire for failing to lead from the front on the war.