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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Told Us How to Close Gitmo (But Obama Won't Do It)

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

One way or another, the United States owes its service members the ride home. They may face military court, or simply return to their lives, but leaving anyone behind is not right. But questions over Bergdahl's motivations and actions are not what embarrasses Obama.

Pakistan's Generals Leery of Modi's Rise in India

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

A Deadly Artillery Duel in Eastern Afghanistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The war in Afghanistan is winding down, yet the enemy is as determined as ever to inflict mass casualties on U.S. troops.

Family Receives Letter From American POW Held In Pakistan Since 2009

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BOISE, Idaho -- The family of an American prisoner of war captured nearly four years ago in Afghanistan says it has received a letter it believes was ...

What Pakistan's Elections Will Not Deliver

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

For an unstable and fragile country like Pakistan, next month's general elections are important. But they will not necessarily resolve many of the country's outstanding problems.

Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Kills 5 In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in a northwestern militant hav...

U.S. Suspects Haqqani Involvement In Afghan Insider Attacks

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Haqqani insurgent network, based in Pakistan and with ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being a driving force behind a ...

The Haqqani Network: The Background

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The network of Jalaludin Haqqani was "a leading recipient of CIA money" during the Afghan mujahidin struggle against the Soviet Union. While this was basically the case, a few clarifications are in order.

NYTimes: U.S. To Designate Haqqani Network As Terrorist Group

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to designate the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist group as early as Frida...

White House Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

The Obama administration has decided to blacklist as a terrorist organization the Haqqani network, the militant organization responsible for some of t...

U.S. Weighs Branding Notorious Group As 'Terrorists'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will meet next week's deadline to report to Congress on whet...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Key Militant

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed Thursday that a U.S. drone strike last week near the Afghan border killed the son of the ...

Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Haqqani Network Commander

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani network was been killed in an airstrike in Pakistan, Afghanistan's intellige...

Drone Strike May Have Killed Major Target

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A CIA drone strike in Pakistan may have killed the operational commander of ...

New York Times: 'All the Fear That Fits, We Print'

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Ira Chernus

"The Gray Lady" ended the month with two lurid lead stories in a row, stoking fear in vivid technicolor.

Report: Afghan Militants Use Mafia-Like Financing

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- One of the deadliest militant groups in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, has developed a sophisticated, "mafia"-style financing operatio...

House Wants Terrorist Label For Pakistani Militant Group

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Congress is stepping up the pressure on the Obama administration to slap the terrorist label on the Haqqani network, a militant gro...

Why the US-Pakistan Supply Deal Won't Close Terrorist Safe Havens

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Pakistan's use of religious extremism as a policy tool is the Gordian knot that the West needs to cut if it really wants to succeed in Afghanistan before it is too late.

Defense Secretary: U.S. Officials 'Reaching The Limits Of Our Patience' With Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday pressured Pakistan to do more to root out the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani terrorist netwo...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 10 In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, May 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike on suspected Islamist militants in northwest Pakistan kill...

4 Suspected Militants Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden was convicted of high treason Wednesday and sentenced to...

Diplomatic Talks End In Failure Over Airstrike Apology

The New York Times | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The latest high-level talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday ...

Who Is Fighting In Afghanistan?

1 | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

As Afghanistan and the United States discuss conditions for a strategic partnership, HuffPost World looks at the different troops and fighters in the ...

Afghan Policeman Kills 9 Sleeping Fellow Officers

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A member of a U.S.-backed Afghan village police force killed nine of his fellow officers as they slept Friday in a volatile...