The US National Security Archive has published an interesting little trove of documents on the Haqqani Network to coincide with last week's State Department decision to designate it as a terrorist organisation.
Included are records that detail direct meetings between Jalaluddin Haqqani and US diplomats, his role as a Taliban military commander, his intimate ties to foreign militants, his al-Qaeda connections, as well as his potentially critical function as a major advocate for Osama bin Laden within the Taliban administration.
They include admissions by Haqqani that he had had good relations with US officials during the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan which ended following the cruise missile attack on one of his camps in Khost in the wake of the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on American embassies in East Africa.
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