Americans may be tired of war, but war is not tired of us. Right now, we have the momentum against those enemies in Afghanistan. This is the time to press the fight.
Afghan Taliban (Quetta Shura)
North Waziristan hosts a blend of insurgents and terrorists operating against Pakistan and Afghanistan, with some also targeting the American homeland.
Last Saturday, May 7, dozens of heavily-armed Taliban fighters engaged Afghan security forces and brought Kandahar City’s urban center to a standstill for over 30 hours.
In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, 25 April, nearly 500 imprisoned insurgents escaped from Kandahar’s central prison through a 1,200 foot tunnel dug by the Taliban.
ISW and ROA hosted a discussion on the future of Afghanistan & what to expect in 2011. Panel: Dr. Kimberly Kagan, Peter Bergen, LTC Joel Rayburn and LTG James Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)
Insurgents in the eastern province of Nangarhar recently perpetrated one of the most vicious attacks against Afghan civilians in recent memory.
Although Uzbek militants have been active in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the late 1990s, little attention has been paid to these fighters.
The Quetta Shura Taliban (QST)& their senior leadership is distinct from the Haqqani Network, which operates primarily from the southeastern provinces of Khost, Paktia & Paktika, all the way to Kabul.