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  • Illustration: Pakistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Bordering on defeat

    The latest border incident with Pakistan underscores some unfortunate truths in the Afghanistan War. Pakistan remains a safe haven for insurgents, which makes military victory almost impossible. Islamabad is also unwilling to allow coalition forces to root out the Taliban and foreign fighters because they may, one day, come in handy.

  • Drawdowns wreak havoc on National Guard forces

    Two months ago, Demetries Luckett left his job in Michigan, turned in his cable box, sent his daughter to live with her mother, and headed for Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

  • Illustration: Isolationism

    GAFFNEY: The isolationist delusion

    I had an unsettling flashback last week listening to two of the Republican presidential candidates talk about foreign policy. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. espoused isolationist stances that called to mind one of the most preposterous public-policy debates in decades.

  • Afghanistan-bound trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces are forced to park after authorities closed the Torkham border crossing in Pakistan on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf)

    Afghans: Fire from Pakistan led to attack

    Afghan troops and coalition forces came under fire from the direction of two Pakistan army border posts, prompting them to call in NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Afghan officials said Sunday. The account challenges Islamabad's claims that the attacks, which have plunged U.S.-Pakistan ties to new lows, were unprovoked.

  • World Briefs

    The U.N.'s top climate official said Sunday she expects governments to make a long-delayed decision on whether industrial countries should make further commitments to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

  • BOOK REVIEW:' The Missing Martyrs'

    In "The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists," Charles Kurzman, a highly regarded professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, returns again and again to an ideological premise that fact and common sense do not support.

  • ** FILE ** Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the last day of the Loya Jirga, or grand council, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Karzai: Afghan forces to take lead in more areas

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that the nation's forces soon will take charge of security in areas of the country that are home to half of Afghanistan's population.

  • In this photo taken during a government-organized tour for the media, relatives of William Al-Saleh, one of six elite pilots who the military said were killed in an ambush on Thursday, hold his portrait as they mourn during his funeral procession in Syria's Homs province on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

    Arab League approves sanctions against Syria

    The Arab League on Sunday overwhelmingly approved sanctions against Syria to pressure Damascus to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissent, an unprecedented move by the league against an Arab state.

  • A Palestinian customs worker checks a truck loaded with boxes of strawberries at the Kerem Shalom crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Farmers in Gaza began exporting tons of produce to Europe on Sunday after Israel cracked open the volatile border. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

    Palestinian PM: Israeli sanctions starting to bite

    Palestinian officials said Sunday they won't be able to pay upcoming public-sector salaries that support nearly one-third of Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza, the clearest sign yet that Israeli economic sanctions are starting to bite.

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