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The Front Lines

Across Afghanistan, U.S.-led forces and Northern Alliance troops continue their pursuit of Taliban fighters, and their search for Osama bin Laden and members of his al Qaeda network.

search More NPR News radio coverage on the mobilization and the U.S. attacks on the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.

A U.S. soldier from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

A U.S. soldier from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit lines up with other Marines on the flight deck of the USS Peleliu in the northern Arabian Sea. Nov. 25, 2001.
Photo: Copyright 2001
Reuters Limited

In Depth

Selling the War
Shortly after hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Army psychological warfare experts from Fort Bragg, N.C., headed to war. EC-130E Commando Solo aircraft began broadcasting news and music for 10 hours a day, in concert with the start of the bombing campaign in Afhganistan. Other groups began dropping leaflets aimed at demoralizing Taliban troops. Nov. 9, 2001.
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America's Mountain Soldiers
The U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division, now deployed to bases in Pakistan and Uzbekistan, has been one of the most celebrated combat forces in American military history. Read about how the division proved its valor during World War II and helped transform America during peacetime. Oct. 11, 2001.
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Northern Alliance
Among some planners at the Pentagon and the White House, the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan is seen as a potential long-term ally, but analysts say the Alliance’s record in power is marred with corruption and brutality. NPR’s David Molpus reports for Morning Edition. Oct. 10, 2001.
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Other Resources

• See a map of Central Asia and "the Stans," on the Web site.

• Visit the White House Web site's page on the U.S. response to terrorism.

• Visit Defenselink, a U.S. Defense Department Web site with information about military forces and movements, official statements and more.

• Visit the "Response to Terrorism" Web site operated by the U.S. State Department's International Information Programs.

• Read information and news releases from the FBI.

• From the Washington, D.C.-based thinktank The Brookings Institution, read a special report on terrorism and U.S. foreign policy.