Afghanistan: February 18, 2004

Archives

American troops are doing fewer raids, but are settling down in small bases along the Pakistan border and getting to know the local tribes better. PRTs (Provincial Reconstruction Teams) are there with the troops, to provide goodies for the tribes. The troops protect the PRTs from Taliban thugs, and the US troops get more tips about Taliban operations from grateful tribesmen. Or at least that's the plan. Special Forces teams have made that approach work on a small scale, but now it's being done on a large scale. With the Pakistani army set up on their side of the border (for the first time ever), it is hoped that American and Pakistani troops (using a new communications system) can coordinate their moves to trap and destroy any Taliban and al Qaeda groups working along the border.

 

Article Archive

Afghanistan: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close