April 29, 2003
In what I see as an interesting move, U.S. officials signed a ceasefire with the People's Mujahadeen, a group on America's known-terrorists list. You can look at it here in the NY Times. The U.S. is letting them keep their arms, as long as they point them away from American troops and they don't destroy government buildings. They say one reason why they settled for a ceasefire was to not have to stretch Coalition forces thinner than they already are to fight the group. Plus, leaving them with weapons helps to balance the power between them and a more serious terrorist group, the Badr Brigade.
Posted by charr at 8:08 AM