Personal feud becomes a test of the government's ability and resolve to rein in powerful men with private armies.
By Hafizullah Gardesh and Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi in Kabul (ARR No. 282, 06-Feb-08)
Even for General Abdul Rashid Dostum, it was an unusual sight. The burly former militia commander, atop his Kabul home, openly defied the police cordons surrounding him. Protected by his private militia and backed by thousands in the north, Dostum once again showed that he is above the law.
Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Afghan Recovery Report on February 5, 2008, 5:00pm