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Taliban Resurgence

Pakistan Taliban Problem Overblown: Juan Cole

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Readers have written me asking what I think of the rash of almost apocalyptic pronouncements on the security situation in Pakistan issuing from the Ne...

Taliban Spring Offensive Undermines NATO Stability

Radio Free Europe | Ron Synovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It has become a rite of spring during the last three decades in Afghanistan. After months of cold weather, the spring thaw makes it possible for mili...

Afghan Government's Corrupt And Abusive Ways Foster Taliban Resurgence

Pbs.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just when you've finally gotten your mind around the enormous $700 billion financial bailout -- even if none of us are really sure where all that mone...

Taliban: 'Open war' in Pakistan as bomb kills 14

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban declared "open war" Tuesday in response to military offensives in the northwest, saying it staged a b...

Pentagon Wants 3,000 More Troops For Afghanistan

New York Times | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior military officers will soon propose deploying about 3,000 additional American troops to Afghanistan, where the NATO-led security and stabilizat...