LI: India, Osama, and the Tora Bora

An attack on the Indian Parliament opened up an escape route for Osama bin Laden in December 2001

A group of anti-Taliban Afghan fighters look on as US warplanes drop munitions on Tora Bora (Image:

9 December 2001, White Mountain, Afghanistan

A mere two months into the US invasion of Afghanistan, a 15,000-pound Daisy Cutter bomb was rolled out of the back of a C-130 cargo plane. A…



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Long form articles on military history, global military affairs, geopolitics, the UK & India | Author the India focused National Identity series