The Pakistani mission to the Taliban has returned with an agreement to continue talks, but one delegate is reporting that bin Laden was not discussed in the meeting just concluded. It appears that the Taliban continue to play for time, as the US comes closer and closer to overt military action.
Meanwhile administration officials are saying that US Special Forces have entered Afghanistan on reconnaissance and intelligencegathering missions. The British Special Air Service (SAS) have also been in Afghanistan for some time.
Col. John Alexander suggested on Fox News today that the US is using deception and misdirection as part of its current strategy. This could mean that unexpected actions will take place. Another source has said that the US response may be "surprising."
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