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  • Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, U.S. says

    Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, U.S. says
    A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Obama administration officials say. But proof of the...
  • Pakistan villagers flee military offensive, harsh militant rule

    Pakistan villagers flee military offensive, harsh militant rule
    For the tribespeople of North Waziristan, fleeing their homes amid a Pakistani military offensive was in many ways like escaping a torture cell. Islamist militants had roamed through neighborhoods with impunity, villagers said. They collected taxes,...
  • Pakistan, U.S. reportedly launch airstrikes in escalating offensive

    Pakistan, U.S. reportedly launch airstrikes in escalating offensive
    Pakistani fighter jets and CIA drone aircraft pounded targets in North Waziristan on Wednesday, local officials reported, killing more than 50 suspected militants in separate attacks that reflected a widening military campaign in the restive tribal area....
  • Bowe Bergdahl retains Yale military law expert as his attorney

    Bowe Bergdahl retains Yale military law expert as his attorney
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan and returned to active duty this week, has retained an attorney — a military law expert from Yale. Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, told the Los...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • Rachel Marsden: Bergdahl swap a retro moment in the new Cold War

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama recently agreed to the release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for an alleged U.S. military deserter. It's great trade for the soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who will be reunited with his...
  • Deluged with complaints, Hailey, Idaho, cancels party for Bowe Bergdahl

    Deluged with complaints, Hailey, Idaho, cancels party for Bowe Bergdahl
    The controversy over whether the U.S. should have traded five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reached all the way to Hailey, Idaho, on Wednesday, as the soldier’s hometown canceled its celebration of his freedom amid threats and...
  • Dangerous? Guantanamo 5 may not all live up to description

    Dangerous? Guantanamo 5 may not all live up to description
    Critics of the Obama administration's deal to swap five Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have characterized the five as dangerous extremists whose release could endanger U.S. security. Sen....
  • Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts

    Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts
    Arriving in the western Afghanistan city of Herat in the late 1990s during Taliban rule, Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai expected a locked-down, cowering population. Instead, he heard residents openly criticize the militant Islamic movement. At...
  • Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange

    Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange
    President Obama said Thursday he would not apologize for trading five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who the White House says could have been killed if details had leaked before his release last weekend. Speaking in Brussels, Obama...
  • U.S. drone strike reported in Pakistan, ending 5-month pause

    A U.S. drone aircraft struck suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas on Wednesday, breaking a five-month pause in the attacks, Pakistani security officials said. Officials said the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles, hitting a car and a...