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Baitullah Mehsud

International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

Drones: What's the Fuss About?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Unquestionably, there have been a number of innocent people killed in drone attacks, either by proximity and/or mistake. But what is this in comparison to the land invasions and mass aerial bombings of the pre-drone era?

Bombers Attack Pakistan Police Station, Killing 8

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Four Taliban suicide bombers attacked a police station in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at le...

Pakistani Taliban Claims Times Square Bomb; Says Revenge For Death Of Group's Leader Baitullah Mehsud

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Taliban chief promised attacks on major U.S. cities in a video apparently dated early April and released following the we...

Taliban Fight Back Against Pakistan Offensive

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both si...

Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaida No. 2, Calls Obama A "Fraud"

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's deputy leader on Monday seized upon President Barack Obama's failure to bring about a freeze in Israeli settlement constructi...

Keep Al Qaeda in Our Crosshairs

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

Obama has a very tough decision to make: whether or not to accept the troop level increase recommendation from his field commanders under mounting pressure from some prominent Congressional Democrats to reject it.

How Afghanistan Can Avoid Becoming Another Vietnam

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

Recently we convened a workshop of senior scholars of South Asia studies and asked them to evaluate the US role in the region. They agreed upon the following five principles as the bases for formulating a new policy

Waliur Rehman, Pakistani Taliban Leader, Calls Obama "Our Foremost Enemy"

The Huffington Post | Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Waliur Rehman, one of Pakistan's Taliban leaders, has said Obama is the group's "foremost enemy", McClatchy reports. Rehman told AP that the Pakistan...

Baitullah Mehsud Killed In US Strike, Pakistani Taliban Admit

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — After weeks of denials, two Pakistani Taliban commanders acknowledged Tuesday that the group's top leader, Baitulla...

Baitullah Mehsud's Death Doesn't Change Pakistan's Perception Of The US

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

The recent killing of Baitullah Mehsud by a US-led drone attack still does not seem to work in favor of the drone attacks.

Pakistan Taliban Caught In Power Struggle After Leader Killed

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major power struggle appears to have broken out between the diverse militant factions that make up the Taliban in Pakistan....

Obama and the Afghan Election: What It Means, What It Doesn't

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The Obama administration should sigh with a sense of relief after the election in Afghanistan -- the Taliban failed in their threat to halt the election, and were unable to pull off any of the promised attacks.

Baitullah Mehsud Is Dead, Says Captured Pakistani Taliban

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban claimed responsibility for two weekend suicide bombings in the northwestern Swat Valley, saying Monday the blasts were a...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

These Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Afghan Elections SI Analysis: Presidential elections in Afghanistan will be held on 20 August....

Baitullah Mehsud Strike Approved By Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama himself gave U.S. security operatives the green light to strike Baitullah Mehsud, according to CNN. The leader of Pakistan's Taliban...

Baitullah Mehsud's Death Raises Questions About Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan's Stability

Ahsan Butt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahsan Butt

For once, Asif Zardari can prove useful to Pakistan. He must remind Pakistanis that it was his wife that was killed by Baitullah in the midst of a vicious campaign of violence to destabilize Pakistan in the years of 2007 and 2008.

Death by Drone: A Policy That Gets Results?

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kit Gallant

Counter-insurgency experts and military officials have an oft-noted tendency to focus excessively, to obsess, really, on killing or capturing a single pivotal individual.

Hakimullah, Potential Baitullah Mehsud Successor, Phones AP To Say He's Alive

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A barrage of rockets hit a residential area of Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city in a brazen pre-dawn attack Tuesday, k...

Hakimullah Mehsud: Baitullah Mehsud Is Alive

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh

A fellow commander of the Pakistani Taliban leader rejected government claims of the death of Baitullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone strike.

Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban Leader, Is Alive, Militants Say

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD — Senior Taliban commanders denied their leader was killed in a CIA missile strike in Pakistan while conflicting reports emerged of a ...

The End Of Al Qaeda?

Newsweek | Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban's most dangerous and powerful leader, was indeed killed by a U.S. Predator drone strike earlier this week, ...

Baitullah Mehsud Dead, Killed By CIA, Says Aide

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Taliban chief was killed by a CIA missile strike, a militant commander confirmed Friday – a severe blow to extremis...

Possible Baitullah Mehsud Successors

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A look at three possible successors to Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, who is believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike Wednesday. ___...

Baitullah Mehsud, Taliban Chief, Reportedly Killed In US Missile Strike

AP | ZARAR KHAN and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. and Pakistani authorities were investigating whether Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who has led a violent campaign o...