Militants' threats cow U.S.-aided Pakistan

Pakistani tribal elders hold a jirga, or a grand meeting, in May in Mandi Bakka Kheil, near Bannu, Pakistan, to review the situation after Pakistan's government announced its intention to extend operations against the Taliban and militants in the North Waziristan tribal area. (Associated Press)

Pakistani tribal elders hold a jirga, or a grand meeting, in May in Mandi Bakka Kheil, near Bannu, Pakistan, to review the situation after Pakistan's government announced its intention to extend operations against the Taliban and militants in the North Waziristan tribal area. (Associated Press)

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