Taliban's tweets, friends, social networks
A NATO helicopter flies next to the building taken over by Afghan insurgents during an attack near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 13, 2011. By the end of the 20-hour attack, two civilians were dead, along with at least four Afghan troops and nine attackers, in Kabul's heavily fortified embassy district. Western reporters learned a lot of the timely details of the attack through Taliban tweets. Photo/REUTERS-Ahmad Masood
The Taliban take on social-media technology
A decade of war in Afghanistan has taught both sides the ways of the enemy -- in combat and in propaganda, and the technology for spreading both.
The Taliban may have perverse views of the modern world, but it's rushed to embrace the western ways of Twitter and Bluetooth in order to get its message out.
We hear how in this example from Dispatches contributor Brian Calvert.
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