Good news on the War on Terror: Germany is going to send another 1,000 men to Afghanistan.
Bad news on the War on Terror: No one thinks that will be enough.
That is in essence what is happening in Afghanistan as the resilient Taliban is slowly gaining ground while NATO is desperately trying to put more troops on the ground. The 43,000 NATO's force in Afghanistan are having their hands full as the Taliban insurgency is scoring some notable success on the field, especially in the country's south where they are most active.
Outside a massive jailbreak when the Taliban freed about 800 of their men from a jail, they have also managed to attack a military supply convey which destroy 40 trucks, and NATO commanders had reported that attacks by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan have increased by 40% compared with the same period last year. These attacks by the Taliban (especially the jailbreak) had won respect from even NATO commanders; you know you are doing good when even your enemies are giving you grudging respect.
Whatever happen to the days when Taliban militants are 'on the run', 'on their deathbeds' etc. I taught this was one war America was winning? So much for another 'Mission Accomplished' by Bush.