Iran's Largesse Having long supported the fighters of the Northern Alliance, Iran is now also allowing international humanitarian relief flights
Oman Port The U.S. has been given access to a modern air base just off the coast of Oman
Naval Buildup The U.S. has dispatched a fourth aircraft carrier--the Kitty Hawk--to the region to serve as a floating base for ground troops
Uzbekistan Base This former Soviet state opened an airfield for U.S. search-and-rescue teams--but not attack forces. The Pentagon sent the first 1,000 troops at week's end
Special Ops U.S. commandos are reported to have made reconnaissance sorties in Taliban-controlled...