Taliban opponents:
We will attack

by Toby Westerman -- As concern rises over Taliban claims of captured Americans and as pressure builds for a ground offensive against Afghan terrorism, a major opposition group is promising an attack more…

Taliban: 500 allied troops in Afghanistan

by Toby Westerman -- Some 500 U.S. and allied troops are already on the ground in Afghanistan and assisting Northern Alliance forces, according to a statement from an official representative of the more…

Russia slams U.S.
over war effort

by Toby Westerman -- While publicly proclaiming its support of the U.S. anti-terror efforts against the Taliban regime, Moscow is describing American efforts as "cynically" directed against the people of Afghanistan. In more…

Taliban hunting an American?

by Toby Westerman -- At the same time some 1,500 opponents of the Taliban – warriors and holy men – gathered in Peshawar, Pakistan, to lay plans for the next Afghan government, more…

New anti-Taliban
coalition appears

by Toby Westerman -- Boasting that "we will save Afghanistan," a new anti-Taliban opposition group has arisen, seeking to end the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan while establishing a new government – one more…

Militant Islam's global reach

by Toby Westerman -- As the forces of the anti-terror coalition continue to close in on Osama bin Laden and his Taliban supporters, an international web of money and violence supporting militant more…

Moscow: U.S. 'blitzkrieg' has failed

by Toby Westerman -- Just as the U.S. began to use ground troops in its war against terror in Central Asia, Moscow declared that "the blitzkrieg against Afghanistan has failed." The assumed more…

Cracks in Bush's coalition?

by Toby Westerman -- As U.S. military pressure on the Taliban protectors of Osama bin Laden grows, U.S. President George Bush's anti-terror alliance is beginning to show signs of deterioration. Although recent more…

Moscow attacks Bush over war

by Toby Westerman -- Shortly after President George W. Bush reiterated that the "Cold War is over," referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin as "my friend," Moscow attacked Bush's conduct of the more…

Castro fan leads anti-war movement

by Toby Westerman -- A leader of protests against America's war against terrorism is an avid supporter of the Cuban communist revolution and its architect, Fidel Castro, according to official Cuban sources. more…