just in case you are interested in things other than Vanity Fair covers (which I believe most people are)
via The Canadian Press:
U.S. State Department says terrorists gaining strength in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration says 2007 saw a 16 per cent increase in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.
In a newly released report, the U.S. State Department blames the increase on a resurgence of extremist groups both in Afghanistan and in neighbouring Pakistan.
The report says that resurgence has resulted in a corresponding rise in the number of people killed, wounded or kidnapped by terrorists last year in Afghanistan.
It also says that al-Qaida has rebuilt to some of its pre-9-11 capabilities in Pakistan's remote tribal areas.