Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In Pictures: The Neglected War In Afghanistan

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I will have no harvest. How will I pay back my loan?

Dana Rohrabacher (R - CA).with the Taliban, 1980s

82nd Airborne Collage

In Pictures: The Neglected War In Afghanistan
Huffington Post | January 23, 2008
In the years since the initial invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the nation's attention has steadily turned away from a mission that the Bush administration billed as vital to defeating Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Late last year, senior administration officials told the New York Times that they were conducting a top-to-bottom review of the mission in Afghanistan, believing that the effort "has begun to drift."

The Huffington Post looks at the issues that are causing alarm inside the corridors of the Pentagon and the administration, and where the mission in Afghanistan is faltering.

wilmer valderrama
that 70s show

January 23, 2008
Pentagon has Ordered 15,000+ MRAP Vehicles
In 2007, the Pentagon recognised the MRAP's importance and placed a $22.4 billion order for 15,400 examples. As well as in Iraq, about 500 MRAPs also serve in Afghanistan.
Up 10 ten troops can be accommodated onboard the vehicle, which weighs approximately 18 tons and is around 12 feet in height.
Source – Armed Forces International’s US Correspondent


Eric Verlo, January 23rd, 2008
It’s the critical difference between water-resistance and water-proof. Remember those watches? You could wear them near the water.

Chris Santory and Deryk Schlessinger Afghanistan 2007

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