Obama Ups Pakistan Drone Strikes in Assassination Campaign

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR– Several US unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, fired a volley of missiles at houses in a village in Pakistan’s northwest on Tuesday and killed roughly 16 alleged Taliban militants, news agencies reported. Information on civilian casualties, if any, was not immediately available. Agence France-Presse cited an unidentified Pakistani security official as saying that about 18 US missiles … Read More

President Obama Orders Pakistan Drone Attacks

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TIMES ONLINE– Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed. Security officials said the strikes, which saw up to five missiles slam into houses in separate villages, killed … Read More

US Pledges Billions to Pakistan, Ignoring Terror Links

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TIMES OF INDIA– The United States is lining up billions of dollars in new economic and military aid to Pakistan despite reports that Islamabad is using American tax-payer money for deals with the Taliban and accounts of US arms ending up in the hands of the extremists. Amid an ongoing review of the so-called Af-Pak policy initiated by the Obama … Read More

US Embassy the Size of Vatican City in Iraq a Mystery

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MSNBC– The fortress-like compound rising beside the Tigris River here will be the largest of its kind in the world, the size of Vatican City, with the population of a small town, its own defense force, self-contained power and water, and a precarious perch at the heart of Iraq’s turbulent future. The new U.S. Embassy also seems as cloaked in … Read More

No Ties Between al Qaeda and Iraq, Pentagon Says

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CNN– The U.S. military’s first and only study looking into ties between Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and al Qaeda showed no connection between the two, according to a military report released by the Pentagon. A U.S. soldier in front of a bus hit by a roadside bomb near Nasiriyah, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday. The report released by the Joint … Read More

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