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Dec 19, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Dec 17, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) —The CIA has pulled its top spy out of Pakistan after threats were made against his life, current and former U.S. officials said, an unusual move for the U.S. and a complication on the front lines of the fight against al-Qaida. The CIA station chief was in transit Thursday after a Pakistani lawsuit earlier ...

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Nov 11, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Nov 8, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 24, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 21, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's expanding operations in Pakistan have taken "a serious toll" on the Al-Qaeda network, the spy agency director, Leon Panetta, has told US media. But he said it remained unclear whether the effort had prevented a possible terror plot against European cities, the Los Angeles Times quoted him as saying Tuesday. Panetta did ...

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Oct 9, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen armed with a rocket torched 29 NATO oil tankers in southwestern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, the latest attack on the supply line for international troops in Afghanistan since Pakistani authorities closed a key border crossing amid a dispute with the United States. Two responding police officers were wounded. Local government official Abdul ...

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Oct 7, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Fox News: U.S. officials are concerned that parts of Pakistan's intelligence agency are cooperating with terrorist groups fighting U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. Spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said the Pakistan intelligence service as an organization does not support terrorism, but some elements within the Inter-Service Intelligence, or ISI, may be providing assistance ...

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Oct 7, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Washington Times: The Pakistani government's decision to shut a key supply route for coalition convoys in Afghanistan also has cut off a source of income for Taliban militants and a trucking racket that reap big profits from a cross-border "protection." A subsequent spike in attacks on NATO fuel tankers is seen by some analysts as an attempt ...

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Oct 6, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: Members of Pakistan's spy agency are pressing Taliban field commanders to fight the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan, some U.S. officials and Afghan militants say, a development that undercuts a key element of the Pentagon's strategy for ending the war. The explosive accusation is the strongest yet in a series of U.S. criticisms ...

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Oct 6, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

New York Times: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dozens of tanker trucks carrying fuel to Afghanistan for NATO troops were torched near Quetta in western Pakistan on Wednesday, the third major attack on supplies since Pakistan closed a border crossing to Afghanistan a week ago and the first at the only checkpoint that remained open. The latest ...

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Oct 5, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON—A new White House assessment steps up criticism of Pakistan's campaign against militants, stating bluntly that its government and military have been unwilling to take action against al Qaeda and like-minded terrorists. The aggressive language of the report—which also criticizes the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari—could further strain difficult relations with a key ...

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Oct 5, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) – Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan torched eight NATO oil tankers and shot dead a driver Wednesday, police said, in the latest strike against supply convoys heading for Afghanistan since Pakistan shut a key border crossing to international forces last week. The attack occurred in a parking area of a roadside hotel ...

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Sep 30, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

PARACHINAR, Pakistan -- A NATO helicopter attacked a Pakistani border post near Afghanistan on Thursday, killing three troops, security officials in Pakistan said. Later, government officials said they were ordered to stop trucks carrying supplies for international forces from entering Afghanistan at a major border crossing. NATO said it was investigating the allegations and whether they ...

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Sep 27, 2010 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Sep 18, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: Conservative activists on Saturday picked Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) as their choice for president in 2012. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- who was the vice presidential candidate on the unsuccessful 2008 GOP ticket -- was voted the pick for vice president in 2012. Palin, who has helped conservative candidates storm the national election scene, was ...

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Sep 12, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) - A suspected U.S. missile strike Sunday killed at least five associates of a warlord who is fighting Western troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said. Powerful militant leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur struck a truce with the Pakistani military and agreed to stay on the sidelines last year as it waged an offensive ...

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Sep 3, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Aug 11, 2010 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Lesbian Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut Some Democrats are upset and advocacy groups are outraged over the raiding of the food-stamp cupboard to fund a state-aid bailout that some call a gift to teachers and government union workers. House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion ...

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Aug 7, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) — An online whistle-blower’s threat to release more classified Pentagon and State Department documents is raising difficult questions of what the government can or would do, legally, technically or even militarily to stop it. Constrained by the global reach of the Internet, sophisticated encryption software and the domestic legal system, the answer seems to ...

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Aug 7, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Christian Science Monitor: The execution-style killings of 10 people working for a Christian medical team in a remote region of northern Afghanistan fit into Taliban insurgents' stated shift in tactics: Target Western civilians, especially Christians, as "foreign invaders." The Taliban took credit for one of the deadliest attacks yet on aid workers in Afghanistan, saying the ...

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Aug 7, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Washington Times: Relief workers in Pakistan say that Islamist charities affiliated with terrorist groups are competing with international efforts to provide relief to the millions of Pakistanis affected by massive floods. "Charities affiliated with militant groups, especially LeT [Lashkar-e-Taiba], have always exploited such crises, and this one is no different," a humanitarian aid worker in Pakistan said ...

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Aug 3, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: President Obama disagrees with the Pakistani president's conclusion that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is already lost because of the failure to win over the Afghan people, the White House said Tuesday. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari told the French daily Le Monde online that the U.S.-led coalition had "underestimated the situation on the ground ...

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Jul 31, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Jul 31, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

HAGERSTOWN, Md.( AP) -- An Army private charged with leaking classified material to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks had civilian help, a key figure in the case said Saturday. The development, first reported in the New York Times, suggests an expansion of the government's investigation into leaks including more than 76,900 secret Afghanistan war records posted on ...

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