Scarce attention to poverty alleviation and blind reliance on military might has brought the western forces in Afghanistan to a standstill. Putting Pakistan into the equation is a key to any solution in Afghanistan.
We can expect the traditional US policy of support for Israeli repression to continue also in 2008, with predictable results: more repression generates more deadly radicalism. The similar pattern can be seen also in Pakistan.
Researchers from TNI and other institutions have mapped more than 800 bases onto google earth. Now you can for the first time see the global reach of foreign military bases from outer space and then zoom in close for aerial shots of key bases such as US base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.