TITLE

In the cruel mountains

AUTHOR(S)
Ajami, Fouad
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;10/1/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 13, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the encounter between the United States and the Taliban radicals of Afghanistan. History of Afghanistan that includes the role of the Taliban; Implications of Afghanistan as the first target; The scarcity of Taliban supporters; Role of Pakistan; Decision which must be made by Afghanistan's rulers.
ACCESSION #
5200538

 

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