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Whatever else oozed out of Washington's recent Afghanistan generals flap, recognition that Pakistan is key to winning America's longest war may be the most important. The recognition has been late in coming.
Pakistanis lashed out Friday at the U.S., blaming its alliance with their government and its presence in Afghanistan for spurring two suicide bombers to kill 42 people at the country's most important Sufi shrine.
When failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad pled guilty last week, his courtroom tirade provided yet another reminder that the foe we face has just as much hostility for President Obama's America as it did President Bush's.
Pakistani authorities now believe a dangerous new militant group, out to avenge a deadly army assault on a mosque in Islamabad three years ago, has carried out several major bombings in the capital previously blamed on the Taliban.
A senior Bangladeshi official says his country's mostly Muslim population does not sympathize with the radical brand of Islam pursued by militant groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Obama administration wants China to obtain an exemption from an international nonproliferation group before lifting its opposition to Beijing's proposed sale of nuclear power reactors to Pakistan.
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.