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Pakistan Army Chief 'Overruled Generals Calling For Coup'

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to conv...

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

Drone Strikes Kill Top Militant In Pakistan

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — An American drone strike in Pakistan has killed a top Taliban commander who sent money and fighters to battle the U.S. in Afghanista...

The Military Solution

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

A smaller percentage of us -- less than 1 percent -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington's constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.

The Dismissal of Pakistan's Prime Minister: It Could Have Been Worse

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

After the news broke that Pakistan's Supreme Court had ousted Prime Minister Gilani, the U.S. news media went into overdrive. Fears abounded of worst-case scenarios. In fact, there's little reason to assume any of these scenarios will come to pass.

Pakistan Tests Nuke-Ready Missile

AP | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. A milit...

Avalanche Buries 100 Pakistani Soldiers

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani soldiers dug into a massive avalanche in a mountain battleground close to the Indian border on Saturday, searching for at ...

Expectations for the New ISI Chief

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

No matter how attractive or sought after a job can be, it is never easy taking on a role that immediately requires damage control on multiple fronts. By becoming the new Director General of Pakistan's notorious intelligence agency, the Inter-Service Intelligence.

Pakistan Names New Spy Chief

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan appointed a new head of intelligence on Friday, injecting some uncertainty in America's dealings with an agency crucial to ...

Pakistan Defense Secretary Fired

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

* Uncertainty in a nuclear-armed country * Historic tensions between civilian leaders and generals * U.S. needs stable P...

Pakistani President Warns Of Conspiracies

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president on Tuesday warned the Supreme Court not to take action in violation of the constitution, referring to a judicia...

Pakistan: Communication Breakdown Hampered Airforce During Deadly NATO Attack

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. officials gave Pakistan soldiers the wrong location when asking for clearance to attack militants along the border last weekend...

New York Times: Pakistan Military Led Plot To Tilt U.S. Policy

nytimes.com | CHARLIE SAVAGE and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's military, including its powerful spy agency, has spent $4 million over two decades in a covert attempt to tilt American polic...

Former Pakistani President Criticizes Suspension Of U.S. Aid To Country's Military

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

HOUSTON — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Monday the White House's suspension of $800 million in U.S. aid to the Pakistani mili...

U.S. Suspends Millions In Aid To Pakistani Military

nytimes.com | ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, i...

North Korea Bribed Top Pakistan Military Officials For Nuclear Secrets, Says Source

AP | Posted 09.05.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The founder of Pakistan's nuclear bomb program claims the North Korean government bribed top military officials in Pakistan to obta...

Karzai: Pakistan Firing Missiles Into Afghanistan

AP | SOLOMON MOORE and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused Pakistan of firing 470 rockets into two eastern Afghan provinces over the past thr...

Clinton Warns Pakistan Military Aid Could Be In Jeopardy

Posted 08.23.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Pakistan on Thursday that U.S. military aid could suffer if Islamabad failed to address risi...

U.S. & Pakistan: And They Had Such Hopes!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Dear Pakistan: I never thought I'd be writing you a letter like this, but I have to face the facts. This isn't working out.

Alleged Pakistan Shooting Caught On Tape Sparks Probe

AP | ASHRAF KHAN and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Video of Pakistani security forces fatally shooting an unarmed teenager and then looking on as he cries for help in a pool o...

Pakistan General Rules Out Waziristan Offensive

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

MAMAD GAT, Pakistan — A top Pakistani commander said Wednesday the army intends to start operations against militants in a strategic tribal regi...

With Friends Like These...

Aki Peritz | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Aki Peritz

Where would Pakistan turn for international support if America indeed withdraws its helping hand? The answer is likely Pakistan's "all weather friend," the People's Republic of China.

Will Karachi Offensive Target the Taliban?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There has been talk -- and some action -- of starting a military operation in Karachi to root out the miscreants. Pakistan Rangers, a paramilitary for...

Obama's Nobel Victory and the Muslim world

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The real question raised by this "great achievement" of Obama is "Will he actually deliver?"

Attacks demonstrate Taliban resurgence in Pakistan

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A week of terror strikes across Pakistan, capped by a stunning assault on army headquarters, show the Taliban have rebounded and app...