Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Taliban. Kill Team. Photos.
[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and developments related to the war, the U.S. military's strategy, and the people impacted by our decisions. Read more about our campaign at www.sojo.net/afghanistan.]
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- Afghan area near valley is captured by Taliban: "The Taliban seized control of a district in eastern Nuristan Province on Tuesday, chasing the governor and the police from the district capital, according to both Afghan officials and a spokesman for the Taliban."
- In Afghanistan, spring could prove test of anti-Taliban effort: "A U.S.-led operation last year drove the Taliban from bases in Zhari district. As the expected spring offensive nears, U.S. officials insist that the insurgents will find it difficult to regain a foothold in the area."
- Rolling Stone provides a comprehensive look at "how U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses -- and how their officers failed to stop them": The Kill Team.
- The public's disconnect with the military: "Military leaders are rightly becoming concerned about the increasing gulf between military people and society in a time when this nation is engaged in two long wars."
- Mother Jones' daily reminder that we are still at war: We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March, 30 2011