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Heavily armed Taliban fighters blasted their way into a Pakistani air force base with possible links to the country's nuclear program in a brazen assault that took two hours of fighting to put down, leaving a security officer and nine insurgents dead and underscoring the group's continued threat despite numerous military offensives.
"The Triple Agent" (Doubleday), by Joby Warrick: When I first learned the title of a new book that details a botched CIA operation in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of seven agency employees, I worried that the author hadn't done his homework. Called "The Triple Agent," the term is the stuff of fiction in the world of professional counterintelligence officers, and the terrorist at the center of this book was a double agent. He was being jointly run by Jordanian intelligence and the CIA when al-Qaida flipped him.
Osama bin Laden's demise will have a far-reaching impact on the scale and nature of the Pakistani Taliban insurgency in Pakistan.
A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant Saturday for former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, while government investigators accused the retired general of involvement in the slaying.
The State Department has stated in a cable from Peshawar, Pakistan, that it is skeptical about eventually winning the military struggle in Pakistan's badlands, saying peace talks go nowhere and murderous militants control key towns.
The Arabic-language Al Arabiya TV channel on Wednesday broadcast excerpts of a video in which the man who tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square says he plans to take revenge on behalf of "martyred" terrorists.
KOTKAI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's top Taliban leader yesterday said that he is sending fighters to battle U.S. troops in Afghanistan even as he seeks peace with the Pakistani government.
Buried by a 24/7 deluge of soundbites and analyses of soundbites from three U.S. presidential candidates and their handlers, the media packaged the rest of the world into two huge natural disasters — Myanmar and China. The man-made geopolitical disaster in the making in both Pakistan and Afghanistan got lost in the shuffle.