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A NATO helicopter crashed Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, killing nine international troops in a region where forces are ramping up pressure on Taliban insurgents. It was the deadliest chopper crash for the coalition in four years.
Pakistan's nuclear weapons renegade, who sold nuclear secrets to America's enemies (Iran, North Korea and Libya) and spent the best part of the last decade under house arrest, is still Pakistan's most popular man. Two weeks ago, Abdul Qadeer Khan, now a free man, was a guest on ARY, one of Pakistan's most popular TV channels, with a strong anti-U.S. bias. A frequent guest on ARY is another notorious anti-American, Gen. Hamid Gul, long retired as a former Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) chief and self-appointed adviser to Pakistan's anti-U.S. Islamist political parties. Not only did he get 90 minutes of airtime, but Mr. Khan talked openly of when he might be president or prime minister, enough to give official Washington conniption fits.
Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at militant targets in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing six people in the 15th such attack this month, intelligence officials said.
Pakistan's Taliban militia is vowing to launch terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe, but they lack the capability to conduct global attacks on their own, according to terrorism specialists.
A suspected U.S. drone fired three missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing five alleged militants in the 14th such attack this month — the most intense barrage since the strikes began in 2004, intelligence officials said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged citizens to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election despite a Taliban threat warning people not to leave their homes and violence on the eve of the ballot.
The main Afghan election observer group said Sunday it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success.
Jason Miko's column "A place at the table for Macedonia?" (Commentary, Sept. 7) misidentifies the loyal ally that has been disrespected by the United States. Mr. Miko's attempt to demonstrate how the United States favors Greece over the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is flawed.
U.S. and Afghan forces began advancing slowly Wednesday through the insurgent-filled district in southern Afghanistan that gave birth to the Taliban movement, treading ground where guerrilla fighters have operated freely for years, the British general in charge of NATO troops here said.