Author Archives: David Tate

Flashpoint Afghanistan: Musa Qala

The district of Musa Qala in Helmand province is once again catching on fire as Operation Palk Meher is underway. Musa Qala was the scene heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan and NATO forces last year, and the Taliban gained control of the district after a peace deal was signed.

Afghanistan: The jihad within a jihad

As US focus shifts to eastern Afghanistan, the conventional Army moves into new territory prompting al Qaeda to call for a jihad within a jihad. Nuristan, Nangahar, Kunar, and Laghman provinces are the scene of heavy fighting this year.