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Mehsud Reportedly Alive

By   /  April 30, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Pakistani intelligence now believes that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud survived a late January drone strike and is now alive.  The Taliban had steadfastly denied his death since the strike in January, and while such is common practice (it took the Taliban three weeks to acknowledge that Baitullah Mehsud had been […]

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Legality of drone attacks questioned

By   /  April 30, 2010  /  News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In a subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Congress sought to explore the legality of unmanned drone attacks, a controversial and politically sensitive issue that U.S. officials have shied away from firmly defining. Though U.S. officials typically refrain from commenting on such attacks, most have been used to target suspected military hideouts along the Pakistan Afghanistan border, a […]

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India and Pakistan’s PMs to Meet at Summit

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, India temporarily suspended all formal dialogue with Pakistan. Further straining the ties between the two south Asian nations, India recently announced the arrest of a diplomat working at the Indian embassy in Islamabad over suspicion that she was spying on behalf of Pakistani intelligence services. The Prime Ministers of both […]

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Is the New Arizona Statute on Immigration Constitutional?

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Border Security  /  No Comments

Former Arizona governor, current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder are critical of Arizona’s new law on immigration. Holder, at a news conference, said the Justice Department may challenge the statute. Current Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation last week that would make it a state crime to be in the […]

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US Forces Increase in Prelude to Kandahar

By   /  April 26, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

US Special Forces have increased their activity in Kandahar, the spiritual capital of the Taliban, in advance of what will be a larger push to take the city and implement a local, democratic government.  Kandahar is the largest city in southern Afghanistan, and the battle for the city is rapidly becoming the benchmark for the […]

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