It doesn’t make the press as often as it should in the US, but it’s becoming clear that the Taliban is experiencing a resurgency in Afghanistan, with an increasing amount of the country coming under their sway.
It’s good to know that the Bush Administration and its allies have an aggresive plan in place to deal with this, as well as to reverse the increasing factionalization of Iraq. Just read the closing words of the article, and see for yourself how confident
“We need to realise that we could actually fail here,” warns Lieutenant-General David Richards, British commander of the Nato-led peacekeeping force. “Think of the psychological victory for Bin Laden and his ilk if we failed and the Taliban came back. Within months we’d suffer terror attacks in the UK. I think of my own daughters in London and the risk they would be in.”