Posts Tagged ‘ taliban ’

Bush Said to Give Orders Allowing Raids in Pakistan

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: United States

The classified orders signal a watershed for the Bush administration after nearly seven years of trying to work with Pakistan to combat the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and after months of high-level stalemate about how to challenge the militants’ increasingly secure base in Pakistan’s tribal areas.



Labor’s big sore point

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Labor’s policy on Afghanistan has consistently been that Australia’s presence there, rather than Iraq, represents our commitment to fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban at “the coalface”. But the promises Labor made while in Opposition are forcing our troops into a long fight that will test even the might of the United States.



Musharraf Is Expected to Resign in Next Few Days

Aug 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The details of how the Pakistani president would exit, and whether he would be able to stay in the country or would seek residency abroad, are now under discussion between representatives of Mr. Musharraf and the governing coalition, the politicians said.



Taliban danger zone worsens for Australians

Aug 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The release of the security data, which covers a period in which five Australian soldiers were killed, coincides with warnings that security will deteriorate as local people lose faith in the Afghan Government that foreign troops are supporting.



Ragtag Taliban Show Tenacity in Afghanistan

Aug 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The objectives of the war in Afghanistan have become increasingly uncertain in a conflict where Taliban leaders say they do not feel the need to control territory, at least for now, or to outfight American and NATO forces to defeat them — only to outlast them in a region that is in any case their home.