Essentiele VN-rapporten over de verslechterende situatie in Afghanistan: verplichte lectuur voor beleidsmakers t.a.v. NAVO/ISAF-missie, o.a. in Uruzgan.
Afghanistan is currently suffering its most violent year since the 2001 U.S.-led intervention, according to an internal United Nations report that sharply contrasts with recent upbeat appraisals by President Bush and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai.
"The security situation in Afghanistan is assessed by most analysts as having deteriorated at a constant rate through 2007," said the report compiled by the Kabul office of the U.N. Department of Safety and Security…
The U.N.’s Half-Year Review of the Security Situation in Afghanistan underscored the continuing resurgence of the Taliban, which many experts attribute to Bush’s decision to shift troops and resources to Iraq, the U.S. failure to capture the militia’s top leaders, and the refuge the militia has secured in the lawless tribal region of neighboring Pakistan…
UN Half-Year Review of the Security Situation in Afghanistan
NB Pt 6.2 over (nog) niet bewijsbare Iraanse bemoeienis in Afghanistan, hoewel de VS dat wel beweren.
Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan -2001 – 2007 (UNAMA)
NB: Conclusies en Aanbevelingen (achterin) warm aanbevolen!