Pakistan arrests 2 senior Afghan Taliban – AP


Pakistan has captured two “shadow governors” belonging to Afghanistan’s Taliban movement, an Afghan official said on Thursday. The timing of the reported arrests coincides with the capture of Taliban's second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan's Karachi by Pakistani and U.S. agents this month. Mullah Abdul Salam and Mullah Mir Mohammad, respectively the shadow governors […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online


A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

Breaking the Taliban


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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.

The Deal for Gilad Shalit – by Jacob Shrybman


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As a new immigrant to Israel about to enter the army and living in Sderot, I have some questions.