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Taliban: New US Military Plans Will Not Deter Its Campaign

The Taliban dismissed Wednesday as "empty talk" a U.S. military announcement it would base hundreds of extra troops close to Afghanistan and they will be ready to deploy to the war zone if needed.  The Islamist insurgency's statement came a day after the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, revealed that about 400 American troops, in addition to the 8,400 in the country, will be placed “over the horizon”, but did not disclose where.  More...

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