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  • Official: DNA Match Confirms Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Official: DNA Match Confirms Osama bin Laden is Dead
    WASHINGTON -- A senior administration official tells CNN that a DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden killed.U.S. There are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden,...
  • Taliban talks the only hope for Afghan peace process?

    Taliban talks the only hope for Afghan peace process?
    There was little to celebrate in Kabul this week as the United States marked the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Afghanistan. The war against the Taliban is already the longest in America's history and there are few signs that it will be ending any...
  • Bail Denied For Alleged Pakistani Taliban Funding Conspirators

    Bail Denied For Alleged Pakistani Taliban Funding Conspirators
    MIAMI -- A judge on Monday denied bond to two Florida imams facing charges of funneling money to the Taliban in Pakistan, siding with prosecutors who said the two men could be a risk to the community. The imams -- a father and son -- are among a half-...
  • 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...
  • The Taliban's olive branch

    American officials are welcoming a Taliban statement that the Afghan insurgents will set up an office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The move is being seen as a first step toward peace talks aimed at reconciling the Taliban and the Western-backed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Top Afghan Taliban commander captured

    Top Afghan Taliban commander captured
    Officials call it a blow to the insurgent movement. A secret raid carried out by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence agents led to the arrest of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Karachi. The second-in-command of the Afghan Taliban was captured in Pakistan last...
  • President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan

    President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday for a firsthand look at the 8-year-old war he inherited and dramatically escalated. After an overnight flight from Washington, the president landed in Afghanistan for a stay of just...