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A year of hostilities and hope

On October 7, 2001, President Bush announced the first official U.S. and allied airstrikes on targets inside Afghanistan since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Local forces worked with the U.S.-led coalition in the air and on the ground in the subsequent weeks to unseat the ruling Taliban and smoke out al Qaeda. One year later, the central Asian nation has been transformed, as it tries to keep the peace and dig out from decades of war.

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Rumsfeld downplays bin Laden tape on anniversary of strikes
TIME: Assessing the state of Afghanistan, one year laterexternal link


INTERACTIVE: Oct. 7 strike map

War Birds: U.S. air power

INTERACTIVE: The Taliban military arsenal

INTERACTIVE: Special forces

Uprising at Mazar-e Sharif

U.S. weapons | Aircraft
ANIMATION: Afghan caves

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