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Pakistan to get US drones this year

Pakistan to get US drones this year

Washington: The Pentagon hopes “within a year” to deliver around a dozen unarmed drone aircraft to Pakistan to aid its fight against Islamic extremism, a US senior military official said Monday. “I would like to think that we would get […]


Military Official Discusses Pakistani Offensive

Military Official Discusses Pakistani Offensive

WASHINGTON: Roughly 40,000 Pakistani troops are conducting operations against militants in the country’s North Waziristan region near the Afghan border, a senior U.S. military official said today. Unlike a larger, “steamroller” offensive last year that uprooted enemy fighters in neighboring […]


Giving drones would change US image: Pakistan

Giving drones would change US image: Pakistan

Washington: Pakistan’s foreign minister said Thursday that the United States would improve its public standing if it let Islamabad spearhead drone attacks. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in Washington for high-level talks, acknowledged in a CNN interview that drone attacks […]


Pakistani army chief in talks with US defense chiefs

Pakistani army chief in talks with US defense chiefs

Washington: Pakistani army chief Ashfaq Kayani meets with US defense chiefs on Monday at the start of a week of wide-ranging talks between Washington and Islamabad, officials said. The Obama administration views Kayani as a crucial figure behind Pakistan’s stepped-up […]


McChrystal reports on progress in Afghanistan

McChrystal reports on progress in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The commander of NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan said today he is pleased with the progress in the country so far while acknowledging that much more needs to be done. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal said military operations in […]


US Spy Operations Become More Reliant on Contractors

US Spy Operations Become More Reliant on Contractors

The U.S. Defense Department has ordered an investigation into allegations that one of its employees set up a spy network of private contractors to help track down suspected militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The allegations, which first appeared in The […]


Holbrooke hails Marja operation, relationship with Pakistan

Holbrooke hails Marja operation, relationship with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The ongoing U.S.-Afghan operation in Marja, Afghanistan, probably is the greatest in the history of counterinsurgency, the United States special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan said in a weekend television interview. The United States made a concerted effort to […]


Pentagon reviewing report of private spy network

Pentagon reviewing report of private spy network

Washington: The Pentagon may review allegations Monday that a defense department official set up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to track and kill suspected militants. The New York Times reported Monday that the official, named as […]


Pakistan navy test fires missiles, torpedoes

Pakistan navy test fires missiles, torpedoes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday successfully test fired new missiles and torpedoes from ships, submarines and aircraft in the Arabian Sea, the navy announced. ‚ÄúPakistan navy fleet today tested its fire power in the north Arabian Sea to assess lethality, precision […]


 
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