A Mini-Offensive in Afghanistan The Taliban's New Threat to NATO

The Taliban recently conducted three spectacular strikes against American forces in Afghanistan within the space of a few days. The attacks are creating negative headlines for NATO forces and making it difficult for them to notch up the important successes they need to build support for the deployment back home.
Von Ulrike Demmer und Matthias Gebauer
Four high-ranking NATO soldiers were killed in a bloody attack in Kabul on May 18.

Four high-ranking NATO soldiers were killed in a bloody attack in Kabul on May 18.

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