|C.I.A. Authorized to Expand Use of Drones in Pakistan|
Friday, 12.04.2009, 12:06pm
By SCOTT SHANE
WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago in Pakistan, Central Intelligence Agency sharpshooters killed eight people suspected of being militants of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and wounded two others in a compound that was said to be used for terrorist training.
Then, the job in North Waziristan done, the C.I.A. officers could head home from the agency’s Langley, Va., headquarters, facing only the hazards of the area’s famously snarled suburban traffic.
|Obama Sticks To Bush’s Script With Pakistan Half-Truths|
Thursday, 12.03.2009, 12:21pm
It was music to the ears of careerist generals, Afghan-American war profiteers and Hamid Karzai’s crooked cohorts: the war is still going their way. It’s escalating.
|Gates Says Afghan Taliban Win Would Boost Al-Qaeda|
Thursday, 12.03.2009, 12:04pm
By Viola Gienger and Jonathan Salant
Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said a U.S. military surge in Afghanistan is needed to prevent a Taliban...
|US commander: Offer Taliban chance to end fight|
Thursday, 12.03.2009, 11:30am
KABUL – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the Afghan government and its international partners should use the coming 18 months to convince the Taliban they can't win and offer militants a way to quit the insurgency "with dignity."
|Pakistan's Reaction to Obama's Plan: Departure Is Key|
Thursday, 12.03.2009, 11:22am
By Omar Waraich / Islamabad
The Pakistani generals and politicians watching President Obama's West Point address applauded his sensitive tone and offers of additional support for their counterinsurgency efforts and fledgling democracy.
|Obama’s Address on the War in Afghanistan|
Thursday, 12.03.2009, 10:44am
Following is the text of President Obama's address on a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, as released by the White House on Tuesday: