2-3-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on February 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Top stories:
Three U.S. soldiers die in attack in Pakistan (New York Times)
  • Also: Soldiers killed in blast near school (Associated Press)
  • Also: Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility (Reuters)
  • Also: Soldiers were there on training mission (Washington Post)
  • Also: Bomb hit Frontier Corps convoy (Wall Street Journal)
  • Also: Soldiers were among ten killed (BBC News)
  • Also: Taliban claimed soldiers were with Blackwater (AFP)

Other stories:
U.S. drones said to strike along border in Pakistan (New York Times)

Violence in Karachi claims 37 lives (AFP)
  • Also: Karachi violence enters fifth day (Dawn)
  • Also: Dead included ANP activists (Daily Times)
  • Also: Parties attempt reconciliation in midst of violence (Dawn)
  • Also: Army will be called in to calm Karachi (Daily Times)

Officials warn al Qaeda will attempt attack on U.S. (Wall Street Journal)
Pakistan could be key to Taliban reconciliation (Associated Press)
DIA says Pakistan’s nuclear security has vulnerabilities (Reuters)
Pakistan confident of Mehsud’s death (Financial Times)
Close aid to Mehsud also thought to be dead (Times of India)
U.S. plans 75% increase in drone operations (Dawn)
Pakistan earthquake survivors wait to get their lives back (BBC News)
Mukhtar accuses India of sabotaging peace in Balochistan (Dawn)
President, PM step in to save Sindh coalition (Dawn)
U.S. vows to probe allegations of Pakistani torture (Dawn)
Five dams being built in Kashmir (Dawn)
Mullen says U.S. should welcome “back-door” Indo-Pak talks (Daily Times)
Indo-Pak students design space project at NASA (Daily Times)
NAB orders freezing of Zardari’s assets in Sindh (The News)
Revenge on the Taliban, from 10,000 feet by David Ignatius (Washington Post)
Kayani speaks (Dawn)
“Strategic death”? (Daily Times)
Fighting funds (The News)
Another water crisis (The News)
Annual threat assessment of the U.S. intelligence community (Director of National Intelligence)
With raw recruits, Afghan police buildup falters (New York Times)
Two U.S. soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan (New York Times)
Marines gear up for push into Taliban enclave (Reuters)
Karzai, in Saudi Arabia, pursues Taliban talks (Wall Street Journal)
Battle begins to win over Taliban to Karzai’s court (The Independent)
Karzai cancels meeting with OIC in Saudi Arabia (Reuters)
UK believes up to 80% of Afghan Taliban not hardcore (Reuters)
U.S. officers could face punishment over ambush in Afghanistan (Washington Post)
Mullen warns that Taliban influence is growing (AFP)
Back to the classroom for Afghan helicopter pilots (BBC News)
Dissecting Karzai’s plan to fix Afghanistan by Norine MacDonald (Foreign Policy)
Desperate for a Taliban deal? by Michael O’Hanlon & Hassina Sherjan (Daily Beast)
Review of defense authorization request for FY 2011 and QDR (Senate Armed Services Committee)
Other stories:
India sets up new state committee (BBC News)
India is ignoring its citizens by Eric Randolph (Guardian)

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