This blog aims to highlight issues and information that don't always make it into the mainstream media. Recognising that comment is cheap, wherever possible it will link you directly to documents and sources that are mentioned in the text.
I realised some time ago that it was impossible to write about Afghanistan without writing about Pakistan and other neighbouring countries. With that in mind, the reader will come across articles that, while not specifically about Afghanistan, in some way shed light on the conflict.
Cryptome has published an interesting item about the mock-up of Bin Laden's house in Abbottabad, used to train the Navy Seals involved in the operation that killed the al-Qaeda leader in April 2011. An anonymous contributor found satellite images of the site, which is located at the CIA training station at Harvey Point, North Carolina. Although the buildings are no longer there, a series of pictures shows how it was built and then obliterated after the operation.