It also provided — and still provides — bases for unmanned drone airplanes that hunt al-Qaeda and Taliban forces from the skies above Pakistan’s tribal areas. Ten years later, the country finds itself at war with itself as militancy and terrorism ...
In the process, it dealt the Islamist insurgency a serious blow and helped better U.S.-Pakistan relations. In the beginning, drones were invaluable for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering, armed with high-resolution cameras. But the …
Pakistani intelligence officials found out Mahsud was staying at his father-in-law's house in South Waziristan and relayed the militant leader's whereabouts to the U.S., leading to the drone strike that killed him. However, Pakistan …
That approach would have been consistent with the mood in Congress, which has already taken the lead in narrowing U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but not blowing up the relationship …
Blunt and Bond were equally concerned about the U.S.-Pakistan relationship ... United States and Pakistan has deteriorated recently due in part to America's armed drone campaign as well as by the Obama administration's worries …
"This is the first time that Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Haqqani Network have been specifically mentioned in a U.S-Pakistan joint statement," said Swarup. "We would naturally hope that they deliver on these commitments."An agreement to …
A simplified history of the relationship looks something like this: The decade or so after the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 was a golden age for U.S.-Pakistan relations. The United States wanted to counterbalance the Soviet Union. …
Most Americans probably approve of that, but it is not without consequences in Pakistan and elsewhere. Obama’s reliance on drone strikes, for instance, is broadly supported here in the U.S., and it is the one Obama-era policy that almost all …
This official and others, all of whom requested anonymity to speak freely about the closely held details of the new strategy, emphasized that without "changing the nature of U.S.-Pakistan relations ... fired from unmanned drones on insurgent …