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Afghanistan Strategy Must Focus on al-Qaeda, Obama Says

Afghanistan Strategy Must Focus on al-Qaeda, Obama Says

WASHINGTON: The fight in Afghanistan must be narrowed to its original intent of stamping out al-Qaeda and hunting down Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama said today. “We’re there because al-Qaeda killed 3,000 Americans and we cannot allow extremists who […]


US General Warns ‘Failure’ in Afghanistan Without New Troops

US General Warns ‘Failure’ in Afghanistan Without New Troops

The top U.S. and NATO military commander in Afghanistan is warning that the mission “will likely result in failure” if more troops are not sent within the next year. The New York Times and The Washington Post published portions of […]


Gates Weighs Need for More Troops in Afghanistan

Gates Weighs Need for More Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has yet to reach a final decision on the prospect of sending more troops to Afghanistan if additional forces are requested, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today. While the Defense Department has yet […]


Pakistan Tops List of Challenges, Gates Says

Pakistan Tops List of Challenges, Gates Says

WASHINGTON: Of all the challenges and potential problems the United States faces, Pakistan tops Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ priority list, he said yesterday. “[Pakistan faces] a lot of problems right now,” he said during an interview on the “Charlie […]


Pakistani Taliban appears in turmoil after shootout

Pakistani Taliban appears in turmoil after shootout

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Taliban appeared in turmoil after reports of a deadly shootout between contenders to replace the shadowy movement’s leader, who is believed to have been killed in a US drone attack. Intelligence officials said Friday that Baitullah Mehsud, who […]


Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

ATLANTA, Ga.: Senior leaders from the Pakistani and U.S. Army met in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24, for Third Army/U.S. Army Central’s counterinsurgency seminar. Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army/USARCENT commanding general, delivered the opening comments, and stressed the importance […]


US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

Washington: The US military plans to use more drone aircraft to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan while focusing less on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Although defeating the Al-Qaeda terror network remains an overriding […]


Britain ends Afghanistan offensive

Britain ends Afghanistan offensive

LONDON: Britain announced the end of a bloody offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan, as a poll showed Tuesday that most Britons think military operations there are “unwinable.” Prime Minister Gordon Brown praised the “heroic” efforts of British forces in […]


Pakistan stretched thin for Mehsud battle

Pakistan stretched thin for Mehsud battle

Islamabad: Consolidating military gains in Swat and worries about Taliban spillover from south Afghanistan are clouding Pakistan’s offensive against the country’s most wanted warlord, analysts say. In mid-June, the military said it had received orders and was preparing to launch […]


 
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