A little over a year ago, Kandahar province, like much of southern Afghanistan, was overwhelmed with Taliban fighters and underpatrolled by NATO troops. U.S
An elaborate publicity stunt by a Swedish mobile phone company involving a faked meteorite strike in a Latvian meadow has provided a new case study on how a marketing campaign can backfire. Metz said Tuesday that IEDs are “much more primitive in Afghanistan” because they use “less military munitions and more homemade explosives.” But he said that although the military has been able to disarm many IEDs, the big challenge going forward is detecting devices using tiny wires.
The Pakistani army launched a major ground offensive against militants Saturday in the country’s lawless northwest, according to military and government officials. About 28,000 Pakistani soldiers have moved into the epicenter of Taliban activity in the vast tribal region of South Waziristan, said two military officials and a source inside the prime minister’s office, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media
Mountainous terrain and harsh weather in remote parts of Afghanistan have proven a deadly combination for the U.S.