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NATO Supply Convoy Attacked Near Islamabad | PakPulse 6-9-10

In Press Roundup on June 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

6 Die in Attack on Supply Rigs in Pakistan. Photo NYT

Pakistan

Six dead in attack on NATO supply rigs in Pakistan (New York Times)

Army says it has driven militants from all but one region (Telegraph)

U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue meetings begin (Express Tribune)

Chief Justice says power to amend constitution cannot be limited (Express Tribune)

Clashes in Orakzai, Mohmand kill 46 militants (Dawn)

Most Pakistanis are pacifist, says survey (Dawn)

Musharraf’s political party launched (Dawn)

Senators debate shortcomings in new budget (Daily Times)

Gilani: Pakistan needs aid for tribal areas (Daily Times)

India backs U.S. aid plan for Pakistan (Daily Times)

U.S. urges sustained Pak-India dialogue momentum (The News)

Editorials:

The case for calling them nitwits by Christine Fair & Daniel Byman (The Atlantic)

We need a home-grown national security strategy by Fasih Bokhari (Express Tribune)

Afghanistan

Afghanistan strategy shifts to focus on civilian effort (New York Times)

Allies make way for U.S. troop influx (Wall Street Journal)

Petraeus: Afghan mission will fail without UK help (Associated Press)

Gates: Progress in Afghan war must come this year (Associated Press)

McChrystal confident in progress by end of year (AFP)

NATO helicopter downed in southern Afghanistan (Associated Press)

  • Also: At least four U.S. soldiers killed (Reuters)

U.S. hopes to share prison with Afghanistan (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. weighs reinforcements for Helmand (AFP)

UK military chiefs blamed for blundering into Helmand (Times of London)

British troops unlikely to go to Kandahar (Guardian)

In the Afghan papers: proselytizing (New York Times­)

Editorials:

Karzai: Crazy like a fox by Elizabeth Rubin (Foreign Policy)

Who will replace Saleh and Atmar? by Kate Clark (Foreign Policy)

Military cannot escape blame for Afghanistan (Times of London)

Reports:

Finding the path to victory by Anthony Cordesman (CSIS)

India

Bollywood lays bare India’s brutal politics by Sadanand Dhume (Wall Street Journal)

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