Saturday, February 22, 2014
Fight for Highway One in Afghanistan
The major line of communication (road) between Kabul and Kandahar is Highway 1. Over the past ten years major efforts were made to hard-pave this road so that military, commercial and civilian traffic can pass safely and quickly between the two cities and the communities that lie along the roadway. However, the Taliban have made Highway 1 a very dangerous route; especially in the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) laid along the roadway. The Afghan National Army is fighting for control of Highway 1 but it has not won the fight yet. Read more in "Afghan Army's Test Begins With Fight for Vital Highway", The New York Times, February 16, 2014.