Pakistan

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Pakistan to vows fight U.S. suit against top spies

Pakistan to vows fight U.S. suit against top spies

Mumbai’s historic Taj Mahal Hotel is seen in flames following an attack by militants in November 2008. Pakistan pledged to defend past and present chiefs of its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan said Thursday it would fight a US lawsuit implicating its top spy in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, pledging to defend […]

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U.S. drone missiles kill 25 in Pakistan

U.S. drone missiles kill 25 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A barrage of U.S. missiles targeted Pakistan’s Khyber district on Friday for a second consecutive day, killing 25 militants as Barack Obama urged Islamabad to do more to root out terror havens. NATO forces in the Afghan theater of conflictPakistani officials said three drone strikes destroyed targets in Khyber, the tribal district […]

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The downside of another Vietnam, this time in South Asia

The downside of another Vietnam, this time in South Asia

By Sol W. Sanders  On April 11, 1975, Congress turned its back on the sacrifice of 58,000 American lives, 350,000 casualties, and an $800 [1958 dollars] billion investment. The House voted down a Nixon Administration request for $700 million emergency aid to South Vietnam.  Saigon’s small U.S. style army – created through “Vietnamization” but wholly dependent […]

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Pakistan chaos threatens U.S. alliance, conduct of war in Afghanistan

Pakistan chaos threatens U.S. alliance, conduct of war in Afghanistan

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. intelligence sources said growing instability in Pakistan is threatening to undermine U.S. relations with a key Southwest Asian ally needed for conducting the war in Afghanistan and other counterterrorism operations. The sources said recent events in Pakistan combined with the weakness of the civilian government have emboldened the younger […]

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Drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan disrupted Euro-terror plots

Drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan disrupted Euro-terror plots

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. intelligence officials said Al Qaida’s No. 3 official was involved in planning for a major terrorist attack in Europe but the planning was disrupted by stepped-up drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. More than 10 drone strikes were carried out over the past week in remote regions of Pakistan […]

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Crisis overload hobbles Pakistan relief efforts

Crisis overload hobbles Pakistan relief efforts

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Both crisis overload and donor fatigue have hobbled global relief efforts in humanitarian crises.  The devastating Haiti earthquake in January and the ongoing floods in Pakistan have challenged the global giving system to the breaking point — not so much for lack of funds and compassion, but a […]

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Hell on earth, due north of the Arabian Sea

Hell on earth, due north of the Arabian Sea

By Sol W. Sanders It isn’t as though Karachi hasn’t seen it all before. In the convulsive migrations immediately after World War II, Karachi played a largely unreported role. The few Western visitors to what had been only months before a sleepy little fishing port and railhead saw an awesome spectacle after 1947: largely improvised […]

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Pakistan: From hell to worse and, once again, it is the U.S. that is leading aid effort

Pakistan: From hell to worse and, once again, it is the U.S. that is leading aid effort

By John Metzler Bennington, VT — The chaos which had befallen modern Pakistan is near unrivaled. Ethnic and inter-religious strife, terrorism, natural disasters and all ineffective governance, all marinated in callous corruption characterize this teetering state. While the Obama Administration has looked to and supported Pakistan as a tenuous but vital anchor in a region […]

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