The number of special forces troops on the ground in Afghanistan has more than doubled since last week, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today, signaling a bolstering of U.S. efforts to provide support to anti-Taliban forces.
U.S.-led military strikes in Afghanistan continue to target Taliban front lines with the purpose of "preparing the battlefield" for a ground war.
The U.S. military is sending two new spy planes to help target the Taliban in Afghanistan, but freezing rain is preventing more elite American troops from entering the country, the Pentagon said Friday.
United States jets today reportedly hit a Taliban garrison in northern Afghanistan and destroy a hydroelectric dam complex in the southwest.
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