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  • **FILE** This undated photo shows Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. (Associated Press/Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram)

    Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan: I was protecting the Taliban

    The Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people in a mass shooting on Fort Hood in 2009 said during testimony Tuesday that he thought he was protecting Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from the U.S. military.


  • ** FILE ** Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed attends a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan, in April 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    U.S. offers bounties for terrorist leaders in Pakistan

    The State Department has put a $10 million bounty on the Pakistan-based founder of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a militant group that has ties to al Qaeda and carried out the 2008 attack in India that left 166 people dead, including six Americans.


  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: No Afghan solution without Pakistan

    Before retiring last week, Adm. Mike Mullen made 27 trips to Pakistan as chairman of the Joint Chiefs that convinced him he had established a close personal relationship with his opposite number, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani - only to conclude in farewell interviews that he is still baffled by the world's most complex - and dangerous - situation.


  • Ashraf Ghani, head of the Transition Commission raises Afghanistan's flag during the transfer of authority in Mehterlam, Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. NATO handed over responsibility for the security of the capital of an eastern province to Afghan forces Tuesday, the latest step in a transition process that will lead to the withdrawal of all foreign combat troops by the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Taliban say hackers broke into phone, website

    The Taliban in Afghanistan insisted Wednesday that their leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was alive, saying a text message and Internet posting announcing his death were fake.


  • ** FILE ** Local residents stand outside a shop with graffiti reading "leader of Muslims Mullah Mohammad Omar," on Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Pashin, 100 kilometers south of Quetta, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Taliban: Mullah Omar alive in Afghanistan

    The Taliban denied a report in the Afghan press that the insurgent group's leader had been killed in neighboring Pakistan, saying Monday that Mullah Mohammad Omar is alive in Afghanistan.


  • ** FILE ** Local residents stand outside a shop with graffiti reading "leader of Muslims Mullah Mohammad Omar," on Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Pashin, 100 kilometers south of Quetta, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Afghan TV reports Taliban leader Omar killed in Pakistan

    Afghanistan's most-popular private news network reported Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, reports that the Islamist militant movement denied.


  • Illustration: Osama was here by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Pakistan's paranoia created bin Laden

    Osama bin Laden established close bonds with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Al Qaeda ("the Base") was set up by bin Laden to keep track of volunteers flocking in from all over the Arab world to fight the Soviets.


  • Taliban mentor dies in captivity in Pakistan

    A former Pakistani spy who helped the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan has died in militant captivity 10 months after he was seized in northwest Pakistan, a top official said Monday.


  • ** FILE ** Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, speaks in September 2010 with Afghan military personnel during a tour of the U.S. run-Parwan detention facility north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Vietnam syndrome

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. and NATO supremo in Afghanistan, is as well-versed in the history of major post-world-war insurgencies as anyone alive today. From Lawrence of Arabia to Mao's and Tito's guerrilla triumphs to France's 16 years of defeats in Indochina and Algeria, Gen. Petraeus knows it all - and then some.


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