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  • Pakistan's nukes

    The attack by Taliban fighters this week on a major Pakistani air base where nuclear weapons allegedly were stored offered a dramatic example of what the U.S. fears most about its unstable, nuclear-armed ally. Though Pakistan claimed its forces repelled the attackers and denied that nuclear weapons were even present on the site, the incident inevitably revived long-standing U.S. concerns that terrorists could get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction.
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S.: Repairing relations

    Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S.: Repairing relations
    After a year of calamitous turns in the relationship between Washington and Islamabad, many Americans are wondering how this troubled alliance can possibly be repaired. Even more may be wondering whether we can simply extricate ourselves from it,...

    As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan

    As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan
    Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him. "A lot of terrorists are being trained and harbored in Pakistan," said Ruppersberger, the top...

    Pakistan villagers flee military offensive, harsh militant rule

    Pakistan villagers flee military offensive, harsh militant rule
    For the tribespeople of North Waziristan, fleeing their homes amid a Pakistani military offensive was in many ways like escaping a torture cell. Islamist militants had roamed through neighborhoods with impunity, villagers said. They collected taxes,...

    Pakistan, U.S. reportedly launch airstrikes in escalating offensive

    Pakistan, U.S. reportedly launch airstrikes in escalating offensive
    Pakistani fighter jets and CIA drone aircraft pounded targets in North Waziristan on Wednesday, local officials reported, killing more than 50 suspected militants in separate attacks that reflected a widening military campaign in the restive tribal area....