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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Senior Uzbek Commander In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five militants in Pakistan's tribal north-west on Sunday includin...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Desperate Pakistanis Flee Tribal Region

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis fled the tribal region of North Waziristan last week after the army launched airstrikes against militants in the r...

Pakistan Needs Regional and Global Alliances to Fight the Extremists

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Muqtedar Khan

As Americans have discovered in Iraq and elsewhere popular insurgencies are hard to suppress. It is difficult to separate the civilian from the enemy; the innocent from the malignant and every misstep increases the intensity of the insurgency and undermines public support for use of force.

Pakistan's Fighter Jets Strike Insurgents In Full-Scale Offensive

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, June 16 (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the ar...

Why Drones Are Fool's Gold

The Guardian | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

The greatest threat to world peace is not from nuclear weapons and their possible proliferation. It is from drones and their certain proliferation. Nu...

When a Drone Flies Over Waziristan, Does It Make a Sound?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

"The U.S. missile-attacks destroy militant training compounds and cars but they also hit mosques, homes, religious schools and civilian vehicles. I witnessed the fear, stress and depression this causes for the tribal communities on a visit to the region in May."

Citizen Diplomacy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas: "You Are Welcome!"

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

For the last week in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and then in the nation's tribal areas, our delegation that came to Pakistan to protest U.S. drones has been showered with tremendous hospitality, warmth and friendship.

Americans Press U.S. Ambassador for End to Drone Strikes in Pakistan, and the Ambassador Responds

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

On Wednesday, as a member of a U.S. peace delegation to Pakistan organized by Code Pink, I delivered a petition from more than 3,000 Americans to Acting U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Hoagland calling for an end to the CIA drone strike policy in Pakistan.

Joshua Hersh

Study: U.S. Drones Have Killed Hundreds Of Civilians

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

A new study conducted by law professors at Stanford and New York University contends that the U.S. use of drones to target suspected militants in Paki...

DRONE ATTACK: 15 Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. drone aircraft struck twice in Pakistan's unruly tribal regions ...

The Ghost and the Machine

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan's Wardak province. She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five. His father was killed by an American bomber plane, remote-controlled by computer.

Suspected Drone Strike Kills 6 Mlitants

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

(Updates death toll) By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A second drone strike in two days killed s...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Why We Shouldn't Push for a Pakistani Offensive in North Waziristan

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Michael Kugelman

A Pakistani operation in North Waziristan may well make the job of U.S. forces in Afghanistan easier. However, it also would imperil critical U.S. interests in Pakistan that far outweigh those in Afghanistan.

Working Backwards: A New Strategy to Hunt Osama bin Laden

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Osama bin Laden is either dead or alive, and I'm proposing a strategy to both remove him from the world stage while hunting him down in the process. The tactic is simple: declare his demise.

Kamikaze Karzai

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Hamid Karzai is alienating the very international community on which he is so dependent. To push the historical analogies to the extreme, Karzai seems to be fiddling while Kabul is burning.

Preparing the American Invasion of Pakistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

Even as withdrawal from Iraq becomes conventional wisdom, and we continue to force Congress to end the war in Afghanistan, it's still not over. 104 months into the outrageous War on Terror, it appears we're just getting started.

How a Top Pakistani Journalist Encouraged a Militant Commander to Kill a Former Official

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

It was long speculated that Pakistani journalist had ties with militant networks in the country and had an important role in promoting extremism and militancy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Pakistan Arrests Man Calling Himself "Accomplice" To Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Terror Suspect

Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Pakistani government has arrested a suspect with connections to a Pakistani militant group who said he acted as an accomplice to the man accused o...

The New Strategy for Obama's War: Precision Power

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

There is nothing like the convergence of two equally unpleasant scenarios -- in this case the danger in Pakistan and American forces settling further into Afghanistan -- to sharpen a leader's mind.

Pakistani Army Fighting The Taliban (VIDEO): Amazing Footage From New PBS Documentary

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"NOW on PBS" has obtained some amazing footage of the Pakistani army taking the fight to the Taliban in Waziristan as part of its look at the U.S.'s e...

Obama Leaning Toward 34,000 More Troops For Afghanistan

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to send more than 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he may not announce it unti...

Pakistan's Success Against Taliban May Influence Obama's Afghan Troop Decision

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Success in this region, in the remote mountains near the Afghan border, could have a direct bearing on how many more American troops are ultimately se...

Taliban Returns To Pakistan; Immediate New Offensive By Pak Army In Waziristan Unlikely

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

Now if the Pakistani Taliban have regrouped and found a leader in the newly elected Hakeemullah Mehsud, is it a good time for the Pakistan military to launch a new offensive in Waziristan?

Armageddon at the Top of the World: Not!

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juan Cole

Churchill said that in the Pashtun of Pakistan, "the world is presented with that grim spectacle, 'the strength of civilization without its mercy.'" The image survived his era and made it into our headlines.