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While covert ground operations continued Air Force Gen Richard B Myers said the fight against the ruling Taliban regime and Osama bin Ladens al-Qaida terrorist network is a war we must win if we want to maintain our freedom We have no options here the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman said on ABCs This Week The bombing that began Oct 7 has hit a lot of their training camps so they wont be doing any training in the near future in Afghanistan Myers said The goal is to squeeze out al-Qaida and diminish the Talibans influence As has been the Pentagons practice Myers would not describe the continuing missions citing safety concerns for troops I doubt if a coach is going to give away his game plan for today before he executes that plan he said I think the American people understand why we have to keep the details of our operations confidential Asked whether US forces would kill bin Laden on sight Myers said it depends on the circumstances If its a defensive situation then bullets will fly but if we can capture somebody then well do that he said Senior Bush administration official said Sunday that the president signed an order last month directing the CIA to destroy bin Laden and his communications security apparatus and infrastructure in retaliation for the Sept 11 World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks Bush also added more than 1 billion to the spy agencys war on terrorism most of it for the new covert action Myers said Saturdays campaign - involving Navy strike aircraft several Air Force bombers and a few Air Force fighter-bombers - was conducted on much the same scale as the day before when about 100 aircraft attacked 15 target areas including Taliban air defenses and ammunition and vehicle storage areas Myers would not discuss current US ground operations under way inside Afghanistan However a senior defense official speaking on condition of
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