Bagram air base, once considered themost secure place for Americans in Afghanistan, was attacked by Taliban militants on May 19. The attack killed a US contractor, 10 militants and wounded nine American soldiers.
As they prepare for a major military push in Kandahar, Presidents Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama emphasized their unity, following a recent plunge in relations. US activist David Swanson is skeptical about their talks.
Hamid Karzai has arrived in the US at a time when tensions between the Washington and Kabul are high. What was behind Karzai’s threats to join the Taliban? And why are officials saying cooperation has never been better?
A suicide car bomber has killed one person and injured two security guards outside a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province. A US Army spokesman says the bomber blew himself up before entering the base.
Shortly before my visit to Iraq, I met up with Iraqi Shia and Sunni guerillas in Lebanon, who were members of fighting squads and members of the Ba’ath Party (the ruling Arab Socialist party under Saddam).
Despite Bakiyev’s readiness to step down on certain conditions, the head of Kyrgyzstan’s provisional government Rosa Otunbayeva reiterated that President Bakiyev should be held responsible for the alleged crimes.