Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah writes about the suicide bombing that killed seven C.I.A. members in Afghanistan this week and its impact on Jordanians. He argues that the Jordanian government will find it difficult to contain the damage from the connection to the C.I.A.
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Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there were global implications of al-Qaeda's efforts to use Yemen as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the Middle East. This warning came as Yemeni officials said security forces killed two al-Qaeda fighters in a gun battle. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Juan Carlos Zarate, and Omar Al Saleh reports for Al Jazeera English.
Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the U.S. war in Pashtunistan, a misunderstood place not found on any world map. The knee-jerk American reaction after September 11th was to strike at the Taliban-ruled nation that harbored a huge al-Qaeda contingent: Afghanistan. But the U.S. has widened its campaign to the region of Pashtunistan.
Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day plane bombing, and Yemeni security forces raided an al-Qaeda hideout today. And last week, U.S.-supported missile strikes may have killed American-born imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who purportedly has links to the accused Ft. Hood shooter. For more, Martin Savidge speaks with Anthony Cordesman.
Recently, the U.S. is said to have provided support for an airstrike against al-Qaeda members inside Yemen. Juan Carlos Zarate, a senior adviser on terrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Edie Magnus to discuss the Obama administration's strategy in Yemen and beyond.
President Obama recently wrote a letter to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari calling for a quick expansion of military operations against insurgents in Pakistan's tribal region. Zardari responded by saying that his government is determined to take action -- according to Pakistani priorities. Will Pakistan actually crack down on militants operating along the Afghan border?
After an unusually lengthy and public deliberative process, President Obama has decided to induct a further 30,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan. He further stated that the U.S. would start withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan in July 2011. But he left open the timeline for total withdrawal, writes contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan.
Martin Savidge hosts Filipino peace negotiator and Catholic priest Eliseo Mercado and security analyst Zachary Abuza when Worldfocus Radio explores the forgotten terrorist front in the Philippines. LISTEN NOW.
In recent years, the Saudi government has been battling homegrown terror suspects and even has a program to rehabilitate al-Qaeda militants. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to historian Robert Lacey about the latest developments in Saudi Arabia.