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Pakistan Military: Swat Offensive to Last Months

Pakistan Military: Swat Offensive to Last Months

Pakistani military officials say that while security has improved in the Swat Valley, it will take more time to completely expel the Taliban from the region. The military’s chief spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas, said Wednesday that it may take […]


Afghan strategy requires ‘holistic’ approach, General tells Senate

Afghan strategy requires ‘holistic’ approach, General tells Senate

WASHINGTON: Despite impressive progress in many areas, the situation in Afghanistan remains serious, the nominee to become the next commander of both the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said during his Senate confirmation testimony today. “Afghans face […]


US-Turkish Relationship ‘Exceptionally Strong,’ Mullen Says

US-Turkish Relationship ‘Exceptionally Strong,’ Mullen Says

WASHINGTON: The United States and the Republic of Turkey remain steadfast allies and friends in a modern-day relationship that stretches back decades, the U.S. military’s top officer said here yesterday. The U.S. and Turkish governments worked together during the Cold […]


Militant stronghold cleared in Swat offensive: Pakistan

Militant stronghold cleared in Swat offensive: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military said Friday soldiers had cleared another militant stronghold and killed 28 militants over the last 24 hours of its offensive against the Taliban in the northwest district of Swat. “Security forces continued with cordon and search operation […]


Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes

Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes

ISLAMABAD: A CHINESE-BUILT Pakistan Air Force FT-7 fighter jet crashed in central Pakistan on Friday during a training run but the pilots ejected safely, officials said. ‘The jet came down near Mianwali town in central Punjab province during a routine […]


US weapons under control in Afghanistan: Forces

US weapons under control in Afghanistan: Forces

Kabul: The Afghan and US militaries Monday played down a report that US-supplied weapons and ammunition were ending up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, saying the munitions were strictly controlled. The New York Times reported last week that ammunition […]


US Looks at new ways of applying resources in Afghanistan-Pakistan

US Looks at new ways of applying resources in Afghanistan-Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The next 12 to 18 months are critical to the success of the new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, a senior military official said today. There will be new ways of applying resources in the region, said the official, who spoke on […]


Pakistani Immigrant Leads Air Department Aboard Carrier

Pakistani Immigrant Leads Air Department Aboard Carrier

NEWPORT NEWS: A USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) officer has broken stereotypes in the Navy across all ranks during the past 22 years. Cmdr. Muhammad Khan, Air Department’s Head of Department emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan in 1981, to earn a […]


US drone attacks counter-productive: Pakistan PM

US drone attacks counter-productive: Pakistan PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday said attacks by US drones on Pakistani territory were “counter-productive” because they undermined Islamabad’s efforts to isolate militants. “As far as drone attacks are concerned, the entire world has the same stand as […]


 
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