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Afghanistan

28 October 2007

New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Many former militia commanders and residents in northern Afghanistan have been hoarding illegal weapons in violation of the country's disarmament laws, giving the excuse that they face a spreading Taliban insurgency from the south that government forces alone are too frail to stop, Afghan and Western officials say. After years of moderate success for government disarmament programs, rumors of widespread defiance in the north have arisen recently... (GunPolicy.org)

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