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  • Al Qaeda Names Interim Leader in Wake of bin Laden's Death

    Al Qaeda Names Interim Leader in Wake of bin Laden's Death
    CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings. Al Qaeda's interim...
  • 2 More U.S. Soldiers Killed by Taliban Posing as Afghan Troops

    2 More U.S. Soldiers Killed by Taliban Posing as Afghan Troops
    A man wearing an Afghan police uniform opened fire on U.S. troops in southwest Afghanistan on Friday, killing two service members, military and Afghan officials said. The killings are the latest in a series of "green-on-blue" attacks carried out by...
  • Pakistani militant's reputation grows

    Pakistani militant's reputation grows
    Not so long ago, Baitullah Mahsud was an obscure tribal sub-chieftain, little known outside his ancestral district set amid the forbidding, snow-shrouded mountains and valleys of South Waziristan. Now, in a matter of months, he has emerged as the most...
  • Don't fail Afghanistan

    The United States is now at risk of "losing" Afghanistan, the predictable result of committing insufficient troops and money to that catastrophically failed state after the rout of the Taliban in 2001. U.S. forces are suffering sharply higher casualties...
  • Top Taliban Commander Captured

    Top Taliban Commander Captured
    The second-in-command of the Afghan Taliban was captured in Pakistan last week during a raid secretly carried out by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence operatives, officials from the two countries said Monday. The arrest of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar...
  • White Paper of the Interagency Policy Group's Report on U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Introduction The United States has a vital national security interest in addressing the current and potential security threats posed by extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Pakistan, al Qaeda and other groups of jihadist terrorists are planning new...
  • Rebels could prove crucial to U.S. fight

    The success of American military action in Afghanistan could hinge on aid from a small, rebel Afghan army that just two weeks ago seemed on the verge of collapse. The Northern Alliance, which includes the remnants of the forces defeated by Afghanistan'...
  • Pakistan struggles to seal its border

    As the Taliban unravels and its soldiers retreat, a worried Pakistan was struggling Wednesday with an impossible task: sealing off its 1,500-mile border with Afghanistan, a porous line that slices through ancient tribal territories and desolate mountain...
  • Afghans explore idea of post-Taliban council

    A procession of large turbaned men with grim visages, thick beards and dusty robes has passed through Hamid Karzai's gate in this southwestern Pakistani city for the last few weeks. The visitors identify themselves as tribal leaders and former commanders...
  • Taliban Offers to Give Up Kandahar But U.S. Opposes Any Amnesty for Regime's Leaders

    Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar tentatively agreed Thursday to surrender his regime's last stronghold, Kandahar, in a murky pact that would mark the end of the ground war against Afghanistan's former governing militia. But major questions remained...
  • Everything It Wanted--Almost

    In the unfolding final acts of the war in Afghanistan, it suddenly appears that victory could bring the United States most--yet not quite all--of what it wanted when American warplanes began dropping bombs two months ago. The Taliban regime that was...