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Drone Attacks: Bombs in The Air Versus Boots on The Ground

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2009 | 5:55 PM

U.S. intelligence officials have called the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, "their most effective weapon against Al Qaeda." This belief seems to be manifested in the increased frequency of drone attacks in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Although the Bush administration authorized only a handful...

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Pakistan Refugees Reluctant To Return For Lack Of Trust In Government Security

(7) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 1:50 PM

This past Thursday, Prime Minister Gilani announced that a "phased return home" for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Malakand Province will begin today, July 13. According to Dawn,

Speaking at a news conference at the PM house (his third in as many days) Mr. Gilani said the government...
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