How Bush planned the air strikes
Behind America’s attack on Afghanistan and George Bush's strategy for winning the war.
America's tactical micro-nukes
Will the US use the B61-11, an earth-penetrating nuclear device known as the "bunker buster", to smoke Osama out of his caves?
The weight of history on Bush
The record shows that civil war, imminent victory in war, war against evil,
and even near-unanimous public approval for the successful prosecution of a
war have not much helped and may have harmed Presidents or their parties in
Sunday's bombing was decided early last week
How Bush arrived at the plan to drop missiles and bombs, immediately
followed by food, medicine and transistor radios tuned to a station that
would let the Afghan people receive Washington's message.
The war is a festival of lies
Anything we see of the impact of US strikes will be strictly controlled.
The west's intolerant liberalism
The arrogant assumption of its superiority is as dangerous as any other form
Taleban may not defend cities
Instead of attempting to hold and supply large cities like Kabul and
Kandahar, pro-Taleban forces may evaporate into the countryside.
FBI: Kill Osama or risk catastrophe
If Osama bin Laden escapes the military strikes, it could prove
catastrophic, igniting his terrorist network with 'more resolve than ever'
Routine start to a novel war
The easy part is over. The more difficult task will be hunting down Osama
bin Laden and helping the anti-Taliban foes within Afghanistan install a new
Inside Afghanistan: Fleeing the war zone
A three-year-old girl was perched on the handlebars of a bike being pedalled
north by her 14-year-old brother; and an old man pushed a wheelbarrow as
fast as he could up the road away from the war.
Facing the fury
Can Bush's strategy -- a two front war of military action and humanitarian aid-- get Osama bin Laden without further inflaming the Muslim world?
Osama's brother breaks silence
Our name is being hijacked," he said in an interview at his Cambridge, Massachusetts, apartment. "It is a big family. There is a black sheep in every big family."
A dangerous road ahead for US
The US military used its long reach Sunday to strike the terrorist network in Afghanistan. The dirtier and more dangerous rounds lie ahead, when the fighting becomes up close and personal.
Tense and secretive on the Warships
As jets and missiles roar off their decks, there is a mood of high tension and apprehension on board.
Taleban's foes fear for friends and civilians
Inside the headquarters of the Northern Alliance, the soldiers who have been locked in mortal combat with the Taleban for five years laid down their rifles and gathered around a television to stare, slack-jawed, at reports of the wave of attacks.
View from the living room of an Osama advisor
"All Muslims will be all out for jihad," says Khalid Khawaja, who is a friend and longtime advisor to Osama bin Laden. "Inshallah."
Israeli portal says US armed with "tactical nuclear weapons"
Debka.com, an Israel-based news and intelligence analysis portal, is claiming that "US nuclear weapons have been deployed in four former Soviet Central Asian bases."
Pak-US differences begin to surface
What happens in Kabul will depend on how the US and Pakistan agree to divide the spoils of war.
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