Levin: Clearing Afghanistan's Caves And Tunnels May Take Months

By Thomas Duffy / November 26, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Several months may be needed to clear the network of caves and tunnels dug in Afghanistan's eastern mountains of remaining Taliban and al Qaeda forces and cut off re-supply routes from Pakistan, U.S. and Pakistani military officials told Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and John Warner (R-VA) last week. Levin and Warner -- the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman and ranking member, respectively -- spent last week visiting with U.S. military forces and diplomats in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Oman, Bosnia, Hungary and...

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