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Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are used in battle in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In a region ruled by tribal law and allegiances that make it difficult for even a Pakistani from outside to travel freely, it is a Wild West where normal judicial and criminal laws don’t apply, and the United States is increasingly using drones to fight the war on terror. Read more»

Troops on patrol in Khost Province, April 2010.

In a remote corner of Afghanistan, winning hearts and minds is proving difficult. Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters have set up safe havens and even training camps in the remote valleys of Paktia Province from which they can launch attacks, intimidate villagers and halt badly needed development projects. Read more»