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All Posts Tagged With: "Al Qaeda"

The view from Jordan on C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan

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The view from Jordan on C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan

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.

Posted: January 6, 2010 11:31   Comments: 2
Yemeni government struggles to contain al-Qaeda militants

Interview

Yemeni government struggles to contain al-Qaeda militants

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.

Posted: January 4, 2010 15:42   Comments: 0
Pashtunistan faces huge escalation of U.S. anti-terror war

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Pashtunistan faces huge escalation of U.S. anti-terror war

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.

Posted: December 31, 2009 12:31   Comments: 5
Opening up the Yemeni front in the war on al-Qaeda

Interview

Opening up the Yemeni front in the war on al-Qaeda

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.

Posted: December 30, 2009 18:12   Comments: 49
Airstrikes expand war on terror to Yemen

Interview

Airstrikes expand war on terror to Yemen

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.

Posted: December 22, 2009 17:27   Comments: 4
Pakistan faces tough decisions over militant crackdown

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Pakistan faces tough decisions over militant crackdown

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?

Posted: December 16, 2009 13:20   Comments: 29
Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

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Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

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.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:07   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Radio: Philippines — the forgotten terrorist front

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Philippines — the forgotten terrorist front

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.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:05   Comments: 3
Saudi Arabia rehabilitating Al-Qaeda suspects

Interview

Saudi Arabia rehabilitating Al-Qaeda suspects

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.

Posted: October 20, 2009 11:23   Comments: 11
South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Mohammad Al-Kassim

South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim writes about the separatist movement in Southern Yemen - an under-reported story that could have major implications for the United States.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:40   Comments: 3

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