With Gen. Stanley McChrystal on his way to Kabul, CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus warned Thursday that the situation in Afghanistan is the worst since 2001.
The man he wants for the post, Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, is deeply versed in special operations.
Revived exchange program points up Pakistan's importance to US aims in Afghanistan.
Political and military leaders in the region try to look to the positive as Taliban fighters entrench in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
The recent spate of attacks have come as US troops are preparing to pull out of urban areas.
The US general credited with turning around a bleak war effort spoke yesterday to Harvard students, who forgave the one ‘blemish’ on his record: a PhD from Princeton.
Combat outposts – some 75 small bases credited with playing a crucial role in turning the tide of the war – are being shut down.