Pakistani Troops Still Missing | PakPulse 6-17-10

In Press Roundup on June 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm


Pakistan troops are missing after attack (Associated Press)

  • Also: Army searches for dozens of soldiers (BBC News)

U.S. showed Pakistan evidence on role of Haqqani network (Reuters)

Punjab government gave $1 million to Jamaat-ud-Dawa (BBC News)

Operation against banned outfits reportedly launched in Punjab (Express Tribune)

China says Pakistan nuclear deal is “peaceful” (BBC News)

Why the Ahmadi community is officially detested (BBC News)

U.S. officials meet with American bin Laden hunter (Associated Press)

Targeted killings claim three more in Karachi (Express Tribune)

Pak-U.S. dialogue on water crisis continues (Express Tribune)

Pakistan seeking U.S. helicopters and other equipment (Express Tribune)

U.S. assures help in overcoming Pakistan’s energy shortfall (Daily Times)


Haqqani talks? (Dawn)


Military and Pentagon leaders urge patience for Afghan mission (New York Times)

Afghan mineral wealth may be even greater: $3 trillion (Associated Press)

Taliban can keep weapons under new peace initiative (Wall Street Journal)

Experts say U.S. has no long-term strategy in Afghanistan (McClatchy)

In Kandahar, a battle for hearts and minds (NPR)

Kandahar residents wary of promises to fix problems (Reuters)

Taliban attack police in southeast (Associated Press)

In an Afghan valley of death, good news – for now (Time)

Interview with Abdul Salam Zaeef on Taliban perspective (ABC News)

Karzai set for talks with Japan (BBC News)

Afghan anti-graft body to publish officials’ assets (Reuters)

New geological survey points to water problems in Kabul (Reuters)

New York Times fights back on Afghan mineral scoop (Daily Beast)

Canadian Liberal leader calls for Afghan training past 2011 (CBC News)

Valley of death: one platoon’s tour of duty – film review (New York Times)

Opium in Afghanistan – photo essay (New York Times)

Afghanistan through teenagers’ eyes – photo essay (Foreign Policy)


The Afghan roller coaster (Washington Post)

A waiting game to outlast the Obama administration by George F. Will (Washington Post)

Engage America’s friends on Afghanistan by G. Parthasarathy (Wall Street Journal)

Afghanistan’s most important resource by Carl Schramm, Robert Litan & Dane Stangler (Wall Street Journal)

Obama’s mixed Afghanistan messages by Doyle McManus (Los Angeles Times)

The tragic death of Haji Abdul Jabar by James Traub (Foreign Policy)

Obama’s big Afghan dilemma by Joe Klein (Time)

Five ways Obama can fix Afghanistan by Leslie Gelb (Daily Beast)

The Afghan gold rush by Bruce Riedel (Daily Beast)

Rethinking an uncertain case for war by Anthony Cordesman (CSIS)

NATO rethinks mission, perhaps too reluctantly (Christian Science Monitor)

Captured by the Taliban by Jere Van Dyk (Newsweek)


Prying open India’s vast bureaucracy (New York Times)

India hopes monsoon will tame inflation (Financial Times)

Indian community torn apart by honor killings (BBC News)


Pakistani Troops Captured by Taliban | PakPulse 6-16-10

In Press Roundup on June 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Gary Faulkner, Osama-hunter, is the new Chuck Norris


American detained in Pakistan had sights on bin Laden (New York Times)

Dozens of Pakistani troops captured by Taliban (BBC News)

Authorities ban public political meetings in Karachi (BBC News)

Pakistani drug addicts denied help after row (BBC News)

Sindh government forms committee on targeted killings (Express Tribune)

Tense India ties cost Pakistan huge losses in trade (Express Tribune)

Two-day U.S.-Pak dialogue underway (Express Tribune)

49% of Pakistan suffers from food insecurity (Express Tribune)

U.S. wants China to clarify Pakistan nuclear deal (Dawn)

Taliban reappear in Bajaur Agency (Daily Times)

Multi-billion rupee scam brewing in power sector (The News)


Pakistan, U.S. play waiting game by Abubakar Siddique (Asia Times)

The benefits of having nuclear weapons by Kamran Shahid (Express Tribune)

Sectarian scourge (Dawn)


Lashkar-e-Taiba expands attacks in Afghanistan (New York Times)

U.S. bolsters Afghan police to secure Kandahar (New York Times)

Senators challenge Afghan deadline (New York Times)

Ex-Taliban leaders see hopeful signs for talks (New York Times)

Afghan media criticize security officials’ resignations (New York Times)

Taliban suspected in car-bomb death of district leader (Washington Post)

Afghanistan invites firms to develop mines (Wall Street Journal)

Karzai seeks support on Japan visit (Associated Press)

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan (Associated Press)

Questions on Afghan strategy touch nerve in Pentagon (Reuters)

Afghanistan’s woeful water management delights neighbors (Christian Science Monitor)

Battling IEDs in Afghanistan (Time)


The power of education in Afghanistan by Kathleen Parker (Washington Post)

From land mines to copper mines by Michael Ross (Foreign Policy)

Chinese takeout by Aziz Huq (Foreign Policy)

Will Afghan surge run into the sand? by Simon Tisdall (Guardian)

Newfound mineral wealth could fuel conflict by Michael Williams (Guardian)

Let them buy votes? by Ann Marlowe (World Affairs)


Afghanistan’s civic war by James Traub (New York Times Magazine)


Statement of Gen. David Petraeus (Senate Armed Services Committee)

Statement of David Cameron (House of Commons)


Clogged rail lines slow India’s development (New York Times)


Remember Bhopal by Philip Bowring (International Herald Tribune)

Osama Hunter Arrested in Pakistan | PakPulse 6-15-10

In Press Roundup on June 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

Exclusive photo of Gary Faulkner, Oasama-hunter, leaving Pakistani custody


Pakistani officials reject report on ISI aid to Taliban (Washington Post)

Washington objects to China-Pakistan nuclear deal (Washington Post)

Aid group halts Pakistan work after employee is slain (Associated Press)

  • Also: Mercy Corps leaves south Pakistan (BBC News)

Pakistan holds American reportedly hunting bin Laden (Reuters)

Malik claims foreign elements behind targeted killings (Express Tribune)

PPP, MQM form fact-finding committee (Express Tribune)

Pakistan will be British priority, says UK minister (Express Tribune)

9% hike in power tariff expected next month (Daily Times)

Zardari to clamp down on banned outfits in Karachi (The News)


Who’s the enemy in the war on terror? by Joseph Lieberman (Wall Street Journal)

ISI charged (Daily Times)


Setbacks cloud U.S. plans to get out of Afghanistan (New York Times)

Concern on Capitol Hill about Afghan war grows (Washington Post)

Afghan officials elated by minerals report (New York Times)

  • Also: What could $1 trillion mean for Afghanistan? (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Also: Can Afghanistan tap its mineral wealth? (Los Angeles Times)
  • Also: Defense Department briefing on the geological survey (DoD)
  • Also: Can buried treasure save Afghanistan? (Newsweek)

Rural outreach snags on technology and fear (Reuters)

Twelve police, six civilians killed in clashes (Associated Press)

Kandahar strategy draws criticism (Financial Times)

UK man tells of Taliban recruitment (BBC News)

Marines, family pack Camp Pendleton to honor sergeant (Los Angeles Times)

Interview with Thomas Ruttig on reconciliation (Foreign Policy)

Regional Command Southwest stands up (ISAF)

Cameron addresses Parliament on Afghanistan (Times of London)


Afghan staying power (Wall Street Journal)

Fighting the Viet Cong in Afghanistan by Richard Cohen (Washington Post)

Why $1 trillion may thwart Afghanistan’s dreams by Amity Shales (Bloomberg)

Afghanistan’s dangerous new wealth by Ravi Somaiya (Newsweek)

Can Obama put more time on the clock? by Peter Feaver (Foreign Policy)

Helmand: anatomy of a disaster by Stephen Grey (Foreign Policy)

Alchemy in Afghanistan by Ann Marlowe (Daily Beast)

A question of life and death by William Galston (The New Republic)

Britain is stuck with a war it can’t afford and can’t win by Mary Riddell (Telegraph)


Developments in Afghanistan by Michele Flournoy (Senate Armed Services Committee)


Indian tycoon runs idea up the flagpole (Wall Street Journal)

Safer roads to Indian infrastructure (Wall Street Journal)

Monsoon covers almost half of India (Wall Street Journal)