When Acronyms Attack


The U.S. is not saying much about an evident firefight between elements of the 101St Airborne and the PKK, the Kurdish insurgent/terrorist force which has waged war on Turkey for years. It appears that the Americans would not have admitted to the shoot-up in Northern Iraq were it not for the Turks spilling the beans.

But there's Uncle Sam, stuck between two implacable foes. Relations with both the Kurds and the Turks merit watching.