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First, the country of 180 million was rocked by the flood of thousands of Wikileaks that gave credence to claims that Pakistan not only is funding and arming the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, but also is playing an operational role by directing specific attacks against the U.S. and NATO forces. Then, in quick succession, Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in the country's 63-year history, drowning thousands and stranding almost 3 million of its 180 million people without shelter or food.
A Pakistani man approached CIA officers in Islamabad last year, offering to give up secrets of his country's closely guarded nuclear program. To prove he was a trustworthy source, he claimed to possess spent nuclear fuel rods.
The Endless Game cartoon in the Financial Times shows President Obama and a Taliban insurgent batting back and forth a coffin-shaped projectile over the smoking ruin of a building. Another one, in the International Herald Tribune, has Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal boarding a U.S. transport as an Afghan soldier waves goodbye. Atop a nearby mountain, one Taliban fighter says to another, "The pullout has begun!" The two newspapers are the world's most-read English-language dailies by government leaders, business executives and media throughout the world.
U.S. officials and a former Afghan foreign minister are expressing skepticism over Pakistan-brokered talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and al Qaeda-affiliated groups, saying Islamabad appears to be trying to install its proxies in a future government in Kabul.