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Latest War_Conflict Items
Pakistan said Thursday it has not decided when to reopen a key border crossing NATO uses to ship supplies to Afghanistan despite a U.S. apology for a helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers.
Fifteen to 40 Germans and a smaller contingent of other Europeans are believed to be getting militant training in Pakistan's lawless border region, intending to join the Taliban's fight against NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan or return to Europe and strike at the soft underbelly of those countries.
The head of a leading party running for election in Kyrgyzstan said Thursday that an incoming coalition government would likely sharply increase the rent for a U.S. air base in the Central Asian country.
The Russian navy on Thursday successfully test-fired an advanced ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, giving a boost to the nation's top weapons program that has been haunted by a string of failures.
Pakistan did not immediately accept an American apology for the deaths of Pakistani troops killed by mistake in Kurram Agency during a cross-border hot pursuit last week. Meanwhile, nearly 100 tankers in Pakistan carrying fuel to support the war effort in Afghanistan have been torched, the Torkham Gate in the Khyber Pass remains closed, and there are reports that elements in the ISI, Pakistan's military intelligence service, are supporting the Taliban. Policymakers in the United States should begin discussing whether Pakistan is part of the solution to the challenges in the Mideast and South Asia or part of the problem.
Frank Gaffney Jr.'s column headlined "The Peace Through Strength Pledge" (Opinion, Sept. 29) - which calls for a "Bill of National Security Rights" or his preferred "Peace Through Strength Pledge" - represents pre-Sept. 11 thinking and the opposite of the direction in which we need to go if we truly value and want to retain our freedoms and security.
Back-to-back bombings at a vegetable market south of Baghdad on Thursday afternoon killed at least five people, an Iraqi medical official said.
A new Army regulation requires soldiers to report behavior by their comrades that might be a sign of terrorist or extremist sympathies — a response to the failure to identify accused Fort Hood jihadist shooter Maj. Nidal M. Hasan.
An airstrike and a raid by ground troops killed eight insurgents, including a senior Taliban leader who spearheaded attacks against Afghan security forces, NATO said Thursday as the war in Afghanistan entered its 10th year.