Gabriel Schoenfeld: How the Left politicized the terrorist watch list — latimes.com


The case of the alleged Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is being called a massive intelligence failure. And the evidence thus far does suggest a possible lapse in the government’s management of terrorist watch lists. But if so, the blame doesn’t lie wholly with government agencies charged with maintaining the lists. Some share of responsibility […]

Pakistan In Peril – by Stephen Brown


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Military coup brewing against President Zardar.

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 […]