Firepower and Food

In a two-pronged offensive, the U.S. is coordinating a massive air drop of food and medicine with a strike at Taliban and al-Qaeda forces

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...

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