A week after the Taliban announced its annual spring offensive, armed militants launched an assault, involving a suicide car bombing and a gun attack, against a government security agency in Kabul. At least 28 people have been killed and more than 320 wounded, NPR reports, the Taliban claimed responsibility.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 was struck by ground fire causing damage to one of its horizonal stabilizers during a mission over Afghanistan last Tuesday, according to reports released today. The stricken jet returned to base to make an emergency landing after dropping its external fuel tanks and its air-to-ground munitions…
Afghanistan veteran Sam Arnold uploaded this spine-chilling video of a US Marine getting a direct headshot from a Taliban sniper—only to be saved by his kevlar helmet. It's incredible to watch, especially the face of relief and disbelief of the impact victim. That was a really close call.
Thanks to a perception of versatility, reliability and affordability, the Toyota Hilux is the pickup truck of choice for terrorists and mercenaries all over the world. Now, a Florida car dealer is paying $7.5 million for making that association at the expense of a rival Iranian-born car dealer.
This sprawling, three-mile bottleneck of NATO oil tankers and supply trucks shows how easily a blockade of the Kyhber Pass can stop America's war against the Taliban. Yes, Pakistan is fighting our fight against Islamic extremism with traffic jams.
Remember a year ago when we investigated why the Taliban seem to be turning away from Toyota trucks? Newsweek's so one year ago. [Newsweek]
If you’re a militiaman rolling in hostile terrain, your best vehicle choice is the Toyota pickup. A minuscule clue in the latest issue of The New Yorker suggests that all that is about to change.