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By Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is likely one of the world's top protection specialists. because the eleven September assaults, he has been a typical visitor on television information channels all through the USA and Britain, the place he has provided specialist recommendation at the actual implications of 9-11 and Bush's 'war on terror'. His articles in newspapers around the globe, and within the net magazine Open Democracy, became crucial examining for lots of hundreds of thousands of individuals, together with govt officers, senior army, heads of UN companies, opinion formers, reporters and peace activists. The struggle on Terror is Paul Roger's radical overview of Bush's new coverage, how it has affected global safety and the grave implications that it holds for destiny peace, not just within the center East yet in the course of the international. relocating from the struggle in Afghanistan and its aftermath to the Israeli/Palestinian clash, the ongoing improvement of al-Qaida and its affiliates via to the struggle on Iraq, Rogers offers a uniquely cogent research of those fast and worrying events.In a global during which the USA and different states of the Atlantic neighborhood are more and more talking a special language to that of nearly all of the area, Paul Rogers deals an essential severe overview of the language of dominance and keep an eye on as 'the New American Century' unfolds.For the united states, specifically, the post-9/11 international is one during which it truly is necessary to keep enterprise regulate of overseas protection, extending to pre-emptive army motion. during this e-book, Rogers demonstrates how futile, flawed and deeply counter-productive that trust is, and issues how one can more beneficial routes to a extra simply and safe international.

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Areas long controlled by the Northern Alliance were already witnessing a substantial increase in opium production, in contrast to the temporary cessation in Taliban areas. Some recent US air strikes have been directed at opium-processing facilities, but these will have only a short-term impact, as the lucrative trade will simply devolve to smaller, dispersed units. The loss of Taliban control has resulted in previously hidden stocks appearing in Pakistan. These are likely to herald a substantial improvement in availability, bringing the price down in the major markets, especially Europe.

There was some presumption that this base would serve as a point for an assault on Kandahar, but the US’s sustained and heavy aerial bombardment has allowed it to maintain its policy. In recent weeks, some 80 per cent of all US air strikes have been directed at Taliban front-line positions, especially around Kandahar, and the intensity of this attack was eventually sufficient to ensure the fall of the city. Even so, the manner of its surrender and the extent of casualties raise relevant questions.

There is no international commitment to such a programme. In any case, this would be unacceptable to the Pentagon, which is concerned primarily to continue the search for the Taliban and al-Qaida leadership, insofar as it is still in Afghanistan. This determination even extends to having ensured that the international force, ostensibly led by the UK, is under the final command of the Pentagon. Since the easing of large-scale fighting, it has been possible for aid agencies to move food supplies into some of the larger cities, but it has proved much more difficult to transport them into areas in real need.

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