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To consider what director Kathryn Bigelow has accomplished in "Zero Dark Thirty," imagine the events depicted by the story if they'd been given the "Argo" treatment. Not to take anything away from that rousing true (-ish) story of hostages freed and...
Almost on impulse, almost 35 years ago, Richard M. Walden and a friend rounded up six tons of relief supplies and a jet to ferry them to Vietnamese boat people in Malaysia. Thus was Operation California — now Operation USA — born. A Times...
Did the Taliban overplay their hand when their gunmen shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl simply because she wanted to go to school? We can only hope. Just when you think the militant Islamic Taliban movement can't sink any lower, you hear another story as...
Tags: Shootings, Pakistan, The New York Times, Politics, Islam
For a week people have been asking, "Why won't the president release Osama bin Laden's photo?" That's the wrong question. We should be asking, "Why was Barack Obama in such a hurry to tell us Bin Laden was dead?" The White House says the information in...
Al Qaeda is having a very bad year. And from the terrorists' standpoint, the death of Osama bin Laden isn't even the worst of it. The biggest potential blow is the spread of democratic politics in the Arab world. If it succeeds, Al Qaeda will be...
Tags: Pakistan, Terrorism, Foreign Aid, Yemen, Politics
More details are emerging in the death of Osama Bin Laden. Apparently the Al Quaeda leader had 500 euros and two phone numbers sewn into his clothes when he was killed. Officials say it's a sign he was prepared to flee in the event of an attack, like the...
Tags: Pakistan, Osama bin Laden
Page's PageA civil war inside al-Qaeda? I hope no one sickens as the plot thickens--except the bad guys....
World NowThe Pentagon formally warned a former Navy SEAL who has written a first-person account of the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden that he has violated his signed agreement not to divulge classified information and threatened him with legal action......
World NowPakistani authorities have ordered foreign workers with the Save the Children aid group to leave the country, after alleging ties between the group and a Pakistani doctor enlisted by the CIA to help track down Osama bin Laden....
World NowThe former Navy SEAL who wrote a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden launched another attack Friday as his lawyer disputed the Defense Department’s claim that he was required to obtain Pentagon approval before publishing the...
World NowAny change in Pakistan’s caustic relationship with the U.S. in the next four years is likely to be viewed through the prism of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s tribal region -- two war-ravaged places where both Washington and Islamabad desperately...
World NowISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In the last couple of years, Washington has tried to earmark a bigger chunk of its aid to Pakistan for civilian projects that would engender goodwill with the country’s intensely anti-American populace. The latest polling...
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