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By Matt Kibbe
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Pakistan
President Obama's brain trust on Afghanistan does not know how much the U.S. spends on the war each year or the American cost in lost lives on the battlefield.
The hermit state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006-07, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation — help usually not otherwise accorded to such an isolated dictatorship.
The majority of Americans on both sides of the political aisle agree that Iran's nuclear program, whether for energy or weapons, is the biggest threat facing the United States in the Middle East, a new poll shows.
America's relationship with Azerbaijan is critical to preserving the national interests of both countries. Built on the strong pillars of security and energy, it is a partnership that will help the country of Azerbaijan realize its potential as an international ally.
The Pentagon issued a warning Monday to Pakistani leaders: Stop protesters from hindering U.S. military equipment leaving Afghanistan or else lose U.S. aid.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Pakistan Monday for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation's new army chief, hoping to further repair a strained and sputtering relationship between Washington and Islamabad.
A growing clutch of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle is publicly countering the Obama administration's portrayal of al Qaeda as an organization on the run, saying that an evolving network of the terrorist group's affiliates now may pose as grave a threat to the U.S. as its predecessor did a decade ago.
Westerners have joined al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria in unprecedented numbers, increasing the risk that they will strike their home countries, including the U.S., a key Republican lawmaker said Thursday.
The White House announced Thursday it was transferring two Guantanamo Bay inmates — one who's accused of plotting to bomb a U.S. Embassy, and the other of fighting against U.S. troops — back to Algeria, an apparent step in the direction of achieving President Obama's promise to close the detention facility.
The Pentagon has loosened its guidelines on avoiding civilian casualties during drone strikes, modifying instructions from requiring military personnel to "ensure" civilians are not targeted to encouraging service members to "avoid targeting" civilians.
Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people along different parts of the ideological spectrum have long ago developed their different explanations for why this is so. All may have to do some rethinking, in light of radically different news from England.
Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaeda-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed an alleged militant in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks.
A furious Pakistani political party has revealed what members claim is the identity of a top U.S. spy — the station chief — who's inside the country, in apparent retribution for drone strikes that have killed several over the past few weeks.