Tipping points are a matter of opinion. In mine, the Canadian mission in Afghanistan has now tipped over and landed in Somalia in 1993. This was not supposed to happen.
Polling conducted for the Canadian military finds surprising levels of declared support for insurgents.
Der Spiegel reports that German forces are no longer restricted to ground operations and have begun ordering air strikes and drone attacks from the U.S. arsenal.
The U.S. military, with the tacit approval of the highest levels of governments, is conducting an intensive bombing campaign in areas purported to be under Taliban control.
The New York Times reports that the Taliban are capitalizing on the population's disdain for NATO troops.
Thousands of Afghans protesting U.S. troops were fired on by security forces, killing eight. Many say U.S. troops did the shooting.
Despite the ongoing troop surge officials say the Taliban have the momentum while the Afghan army makes success impossible.
A Washinton Post dispatch reveals local preference for Taliban-appointed administrators over those of the corrupt Karzai government.
The narrow scope in which the issue of Afghan detainees is being examined tends to mitigate the original circumstances that laid the foundation for these abuses to take place.
Le cafouillage des élections en Afghanistan est maintenant connu depuis la « découverte » de la fraude observée par la Commission de supervision internationale.