Military advisers from Africa, Europe, and the UN have submitted a plan to ECOWAS for a military intervention to wrest northern Mali from radical Islamists; once approved, the plan will go to the UN later this month. It calls for a force of over 4,000 mainly West African troops, to be based in Koulikoro.
The ANSF Order of Battle
A breakdown of the structure and units in the Afghan National Security Forces.
The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan
A look at the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's top leaders.
The Quetta Shura
A look at the Afghan Taliban's top leaders, military councils, and committees.