Power vacuum threatens Afghanistan

The assassinations in Afghanistan are not a surprise. Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen says U.S. officials had long predicted the kind of attacks that have shaken southern Afghanistan and Kandahar province in recent weeks. He said, We thought that’s where they’d try to go. That’s where they’re going and we’ve got to work hard to prevent that.” The killing of the Mayor of Kandahar has raised fears that a power vacuum could be developing.