August 18, 2008

More gains expected in anti-terror drive in post-Musharraf era

With Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf gone, Washington must work with Islamabad's democratically elected government to wage the &quot...

August 11, 2008

US releases 250,000 dollars for emergency aid in Georgia

The United States has made available 250,000 dollars in aid for ally Georgia aimed at providing emergency supplies for thousands of people...

US orders medical care for jailed Pakistani scientist

A US court on Monday ordered medical care for a Pakistani scientist said to be seriously sick since being shot last month in an alleged stru...

August 8, 2008

US General says Pakistani intelligence complicit in Afghan violence

The top US commander in Afghanistan Thursday publicly accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate of "some complicity" over time with militant groups fomenting violence in Afghanistan. Lieutenant General David McKiernan's comment in an ...

August 3, 2008

Gates says extremism top priority

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority The Defense Department also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives. It's a new defense strategy to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting development in vulnerable corners of the world.