France became the first Western nation to recognize the Syrian National Coalition as the sole representative of the Syrian people. The French defense minister said France and Europe would not intervene militarily in Mali with either ground or air forces. France is moving two of its unarmed surveillance drones from Afghanistan to Africa.
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.