What Cheney Attack Says About Taliban Tactics

The conventional wisdom about the increase in suicide attacks in Afghanistan is that Taliban insurgents there are learning from the tactics of the Iraq insurgency. This conventional wisdom was on full display in the day-after press coverage of yesterday’s attack on Bagram Air Base, where Vice President Cheney was visiting. See the Washington Post and New York Times news-analysis-style pieces, for example. However, in a fascinating piece for the Jamestown Foundation, Brian Glyn Williams and Cathy Young, both of U-Mass.-Dartmouth, says a close look at recent suicide bombings in Afghanistan only reveals the ineptitude of Afghanistan suicide bombers as compared […]

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