World: Our Weapon Is Our Faith

For centuries Pakistan's North-West Frontier province capital of Peshawar has served as a trading and hitching post between the rising Himalayas to the north and the flat Asian subcontinent to the south. Camel caravans, Scythians, Alexander the Great's Macedonian legions, Mogul hordes, Britain's empire builders and even high-flying U.S. espionage planes have all, at one time or another, made use of Peshawar's strategic semidesert location at the base of the Khyber Pass. Today Peshawar, which is only 34 miles from the Afghan border, has become the principal bivouac and nerve center for Afghan...

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