Did an Obama Attempt to Remove Karzai Lead to Afghan “Insider Attacks”


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This clumsy effort by Hillary Clinton ally Holbrooke pushed Karzai closer to the Taliban

Taliban’s Military Chief, Mullah Baradar, Is Captured – NYTimes.com


The Taliban’s top military commander was captured several days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces, according to American government officials. The commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is an Afghan described by American officials as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war […]

Saudi Arabia wants Taliban to expel bin Laden – AP


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will not get involved in peacemaking in Afghanistan unless the Taliban stops providing shelter and severs all ties with Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida movement, officials said Tuesday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Saudi Arabia hoping for an active Saudi role in his plan to persuade Taliban […]

The Battle For Pakistan – by Stephen Brown


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Obama’s “surge” will target al Qaeda.

Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol: Support the President, Weekly Standard


President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president […]

Obama’s Afghan Plan Fails to Satisfy Left or Right – FOXNews.com


By offering something to all sides in the debate, Obama may have left all sides unsatisfied — from liberal groups who have protested troop increases to conservatives who object to a fixed timetable for withdrawal. via Obama’s Afghan Plan Fails to Satisfy Left or Right – FOXNews.com.

Pervez Musharraf: The Afghan-Pakistan Solution – WSJ.com


Pervez Musharraf: The Afghan-Pakistan Solution – WSJ.com.