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New Pakistani Taliban chief may be dead: US official

New Pakistani Taliban chief may be dead: US official

Washington: Newly anointed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud may have been killed recently during clashes with a rival faction, a senior US counterterrorism official said Saturday. “There’s reason to believe that Hakimullah may have died recently — perhaps as the […]


Pakistan minister warns against US missile strikes

Pakistan minister warns against US missile strikes

Quetta, Pakistan: A Pakistani minister has warned the United States against launching missile strikes against the Taliban in his southwestern province, as a furore brewed over militant hideouts here. “America will never make the mistake of drone strikes in Baluchistan,” […]


US military leaders back current Afghan strategy

US military leaders back current Afghan strategy

Washington: Top US military leaders support sticking with the current strategy in Afghanistan instead of a smaller-scale mission focused on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The commander of the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, […]


Death from the Skies: An Overview of the CIA’s Drone Campaign in Pakistan

Death from the Skies: An Overview of the CIA’s Drone Campaign in Pakistan

In the spring of 2004 the CIA began its most extensive targeted assassination campaign since the Vietnam War by launching dozens of unmanned aerial drones into the inaccessible tribal regions of Pakistan to hunt and kill Taliban and al-Qaeda militants. […]


New Zealand Special Forces Return to Afghanistan

New Zealand Special Forces Return to Afghanistan

New Zealand has sent its elite SAS combat force to rejoin the war in Afghanistan. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will discuss the war and his country’s deployment when he meets United Nations and NATO leaders in New York […]


Afghan war report puts Obama in tough spot

Afghan war report puts Obama in tough spot

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama is on perilous political ground between his military and an anxious American public, after his top commander in Afghanistan warned the war could be lost without more troops. US and NATO commander General Stanley McChrystal’s […]


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 […]


 
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