The War's Perilous New Theaters

BEYOND AFGHANISTAN

If the U.S. hopes to intercept terrorists before they check in at Logan International Airport or cruise into the port of New York, its forces must meet them where they live--or where they have temporarily huddled after fleeing Afghanistan. The newest additions to the battlefield, announced last week, are Yemen and the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia. As is already happening in the Philippines, American money, equipment and personnel will flow to these troubled nations in an effort to help their forces root out al-Qaeda operatives, U.S. officials say. These new campaigns, however, will require high-caliber intelligence and some fancy diplomacy.

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