The commander of American troops expects to need at least one more year to complete the mission, namely to crush the remnants of Al Qaeda and Taliban, and build the foundations of an Afghan national army. New York Times, US (free registration required).
Madeleine Bunting discusses the effects of the western intervention on the life of Afghans and on terrorism. The Guardian, UK.
Richard Norton-Taylor discusses the ongoing bombing in Afghanistan. The Guardian, UK.
Article by John Pilger in the Mirror saying that after three weeks' bombing, not a single terrorist implicated in the attacks on America has been caught or killed in Afghanistan.
In the Christian Science Monitor, Edward Girardet finds US attacks on Afghanistan counterproductive and argues for a peace settlement and massive reconstruction.
A collection of articles discussing the rights and wrongs of the attack on Afghanistan.
47 Questions and Answers, and additional links for further Information. By Michael Albert and Stephen R. Shalom.
Coverage of the war in Afghanistan has played down the civilian deaths and 4 million refugees, to make audiences believe in a straightforward moral narrative, says the Guardian.
Comment on the US military by Chris Floyd. Counterpunch, US.
Analysis and commentary focusing on the muslim standpoint, with transcripts of chats and discussion forum. UK.