Pentagon and CIA: Authorized For Secret Ops In Pakistan

WASHINGTON: An Al Qaeda resurgence in Pakistan’s tribal areas has raised deep concerns in the United States, which reportedly is pondering unilateral military strikes in a reflection of increasing impatience over Islamabad’s counterterrorism strategy. US military chief Admiral Michael Mullen last week expressed “grave concern” over Al Qaeda’s use of the […]

Damage Control Required, Pakistan, Musharraf, Nuclear Futures

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 14 (UPI) — Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has taken control of the National Command Authority which guards the country’s nuclear weapons.

The authority allowing the president to assume control of the agency came through an ordinance which Musharraf sanctioned. The move comes amid growing […]

US State Deptartment Resorts To “Lets Talk” Diplomacy

State Dept. Tries Blog Diplomacy

The State Department, departing from traditional public diplomacy techniques, has what it calls a three-person, “digital outreach team” posting entries in Arabic on “influential” Arabic blogs to challenge misrepresentations of the United States and promote moderate views among Islamic youths in the […]