In 2007, increasingly concerned about the obvious freedom with which Taliban militants were crossing the border from Pakistan to Afghanistan, the Afghan border patrol set up a checkpoint at Teri Mangal. Pakistan objected, and dislodged the Aghans, killing 15. A senior delegation from the two countries met on site, facilitated by American forces. After [...]
Taliban gunman attacked a school bus near Peshawar, Pakistan yesterday, killing the driver and four schoolchildren:
Taliban gunmen attacked a school van in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, killing four children and the driver in an assault they said was carried out to punish local tribesmen for resisting the insurgent movement.
Well, that should bring them [...]
We were only ever awkward allies with Pakistan, whose security services sponsored the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan that in turn accepted a significant al Qaeda presence which in the end enabled the 9/11 attacks upon this country. Although Pakistan – one senses, reluctantly – became a partner in the Afghan fight, relations have been [...]
Unhappy at the way a journalist had portrayed the country’s defense and intelligence establishment, the Pakistani ISI murdered him, according to US intelligence:
New classified intelligence obtained before the May 29 disappearance of the journalist, Saleem Shahzad, 40, from the capital, Islamabad, and after the discovery of his mortally wounded body, showed that senior [...]
Last week we learned that our Pakistani allies were rounding up some of the usual suspects on suspicion of having provided the US with information on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts.
This week we learn that the army’s internal security division has detained a Pakistani brigadier on suspicion of collaborating with the Hizb-ut-Tahrir militant group:
Pakistan’s ISI has finally gotten around to capturing the true miscreants responsible the revealed presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad:
Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death [...]
American drone aircraft attacked at least three sites in the tribal region of South Waziristan on Monday, killing at least 18 people, according to Pakistani officials.
At least three missiles were fired at a house in the Shalam Raghzai region of South Waziristan, a semiautonomous mountainous tribal region straddling the border with [...]
In a “chickens home to roost” event, a large number of Taliban militants crossed from Afghanistan into Pakistan to engage in a firefight with local security forces, leaving at least 28 of the latter dead:
At least 200 militants crossed the border on Wednesday morning and attacked a police post in Barawal, a village [...]
Pakistan is allowing CIA operatives free access to the bin Laden “villa”:
U.S. officials said that a CIA team is expected to arrive at the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, within days and that the objective is to scrub the site for items that were not recovered by American commandos during the raid early this [...]
Walter Russell Mead looks at the geo-political alignments affecting southwest Asia and draws his own conclusions:
The much feared and long delayed moment of truth in US-Pakistan relations is almost upon us. Nobody outside the government can really know all the important factors here, but the Obama administration is unlikely to develop a satisfactory [...]