With the long awaited decision by the Obama Administration in regards to the new strategy for Afghanistan, the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated to the point that the US commanders started using the word ‘defeat’ in their report to Washington.
Kandahar province is
suffering a crisis of leadership, adding to the dangers of this important battleground
in the Afghan war. Former governor Rahmatullah Raufi's sudden departure after
only three months left a bitter taste in the mouths of many local residents of
Kandahar, who often complain about the political instability of the governor's
office preventing much-needed progress in the southern region.
"Nomadic tribesman Haji Lawang saw the outline of the helicopter in the night sky and heard its roar as it streaked low over his three tents. A moment later, an explosion shook the ground and fire flew up from the desert about a mile away.
An Open letter from Engineer Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,
the Leader of Hezbe-Islami and the former prime minister of Afghanistan, to
President-elect Barak Obama and to congress members of Democratic Party of