Archive of Feb 2013

Danger Room: How a Chaotic Hostage Rescue Foreshadows Afghanistan’s Post-American Future

On the morning of Jan. 10, 2012, five Taliban insurgents wearing stolen army and police uniforms stormed a government complex in Sharana, the capital of restive Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan. Their goal: to strike a meeting of the province’s top civilian, police, military and intelligence officials — essentially decapitating the provincial government of one of Afghanistan’s most important regions.

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