Pakistan Told to Ratchet Up Fight Against the Taliban – NYTimes.com


The Obama administration is turning up the pressure on Pakistan to fight the Taliban inside its borders, warning that if it does not act more aggressively the United States will use considerably more force on the Pakistani side of the border to shut down Taliban attacks on American forces in Afghanistan, American and Pakistani officials […]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin


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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.