A recent commission on the continuing mission in Afghanistan. These two links from the BBC and The Times on today’s attack on the UN (United Nations) are depressing. The attack reminds me of the 2003 bomb blast in Iraq which destroyed the UN HQ at the Canal Hotel. That attack killed Sérgio Vieira de Mello, the Special Representative and 22 others there. The UN withdrew from Iraq shortly afterwards.
Updated 29th October 2009: Boston’s Big Picture have some photographs from the government military operation on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border here.