In articles by USA Today we see that IEDs placed by the Taliban are taking their toll on Afghan civilians and that Petraeus has issued new tactical directives providing guidance on use of force, air strikes, and artillery support. Foreign Policy Magazine has an article by Gretchen Peters that likens the Taliban outfits in and near Kandahar to inner-city gangs and suggests that our troops should seek the counsel and advise of inner-city cops for how to combat these Taliban "gangs". Another article discusses biometrics in Afghanistan.
"IEDs kill more civilian Afghans in 2010", USA Today, August 5, 2010.
"Petraeus reloads rules of engagement", USA Today, August 5, 2010.
"Straight Outta Kandahar", Foreign Policy Magazine, August 4, 2010.
"Gotcha! Biometrics help sort good from bad", The Gazette, August 4, 2010.
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