Ground Zero in New York City. (Photo: Karen Blumberg / Flickr)The endless war on terror in South Asia – with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, the United States, Great Britain, Russia, India, France, Germany, Spain, all players - must seem like a senseless maze to the people forced to live with daily random violence in this region. In [...]
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Afghanistan Chronicles, Part 6: Near Ground Zero and in Af-Pak Region, Two Labyrinths Friday, 30 March 2012 10:17By Suzanne Bauman, Jim Burroughs, Truthout | News Analysis
Death on the Durand Line PAUL PILLAR |More Paul R. Pillar | November 27, 2011 The incident on Saturday in which NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers at border outposts was an accident waiting to happen. In fact, similar accidents had already happened along the Afghan-Pakistani border, although with smaller death tolls. This most [...]
NATO ‘likely responsible’ for Pakistan deaths Spokesman says it was “highly likely” that alliance’s aircraft killed dozens of Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border.
The alleged helicopter attack targeted an area where Pakistani soldiers patrol near the Afghan border [EPA] A spokesman for the NATO-led alliance in Afghanistan has confirmed that it was “highly likely” the alliance’s aircraft killed Pakistani soldiers in an incident near the Afghan border on Saturday. The attack on a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan [...]
Istanbul and the US ‘Peace Process’ for Kabul Only through a full US pull-out from Afghanistan can a political solution be found, author says.
The US administration has planned on a full pullout from Afghanistan by 2014 – with some exceptions [EPA] WASHINGTON DC – It is one of the hallmarks of US diplomacy, discerned over many years of close observation, that when problems become seriously intractable, when there is no clear or acceptable solution in prospect, when the [...]
Pakistan has stopped U.S. forces from using an air base near the Afghan border where unmanned Predator drones were stationed, amid Pakistani concern about civilian casualties and U.S. complaints about the country’s links to the militants. “Yes I can confirm that Shamsi Air Base is no more under the use of Americans and the [...]