War of Words With Pakistan Continues

By: Tuesday September 27, 2011 8:55 am

The elevation of the Haqqani network to new super-villain status continues. Now there’s a movement to list the former CIA asset as a foreign terrorist group. This would put more pressure on Pakistan to disavow alleged ties between its intelligence service and the Haqqani network. The problem is that designating the Haqqani network as a [...]

Haqqani Network, Former CIA Asset, Now Super-Villain in Pakistan

By: Monday September 26, 2011 8:15 am

Lindsey Graham hit the war default button yesterday on one of the Sunday shows, saying that the US should engage in military action against Pakistan for their relationship with the Haqqani network.  The US has accused the network of a truck bomb attack on the US Embassy and NATO headquarters on September 13. What is [...]

The NYT’s Weird Haqqani Silver Lining Story

By: Monday December 27, 2010 6:29 am

Today comes the news that “Taliban Fighters Appear Quieted in Afghanistan,” which sounds like a major victory. But in order to receive the information in context, you have to know that the US media throw around the word “Taliban” willy-nilly, referring to any insurgent group in Afghanistan with that moniker. Specifically, this article talks about [...]

Petraeus Wants Pakistan-Linked Group Desginated as Terrorists

By: Wednesday July 14, 2010 10:09 am

We’ve heard a bit recently about the “Grand Negotiation” in Afghanistan, where the White House has given their blessing to the effort to get the Karzai government to reconcile with the Taliban and sign a peace deal, enabling US troops to declare victory and get out. This effort from the new Afghan commander might throw [...]

A Grand Bargain In The Afghan War, Mediated By Pakistan?

By: Wednesday February 10, 2010 12:07 pm

The New York Times reports today that Pakistan wants to mediate the dispute between the Taliban and the central government in Afghanistan, bringing over militants, many of whom operate on their side of the border, into the political arena. Pakistan has told the United States it wants a central role in resolving the Afghan war [...]

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