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US Politics & Gov't

16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Warns Obama: 'Drone Attacks Are Fueling Terrorism'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drone attacks, Taliban, Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, politics, terrorism, ethics, fearmongering )

- 774 days ago -
The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize contender made the most of the photo opportunity, warning Obama that U.S. drone strikes were fueling terrorist attacks.... <a href=" _n_4112054.html'> Drone Attacks </a>
A Short History of Drone Warfare By the USA   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Drones, The Nation, Jeremy Scahill, Pakistan )

- 1211 days ago -
The United States is on a new trajectory in warfare, says Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation. With its increase in drone strikes, the United States is turning away from the large-scale military interventions of the past decade.
Victims of Drone Strikes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Drone, Rachel Maddow, counterproductive, terrorist, militants, resentment, united states, pakistan, yemen )

- 1249 days ago -
Drone strikes are also counterproductive. They breed increased resentment against the United States and lead to the recruitment of more terrorists. They join radical militants; not driven by ideology but rather by a sense of revenge and despair.
60 Minute Video......of the Afghanistan War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, war, Afghanistan, video, Pakistan, fighting )

- 1890 days ago -
Lara Logan's report takes viewers to the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where she and her crew came under enemy fire from fighters who the U.S. military says keep coming from their sanctuary in Pakistan. We don't often get this coverage.
DN!- The New Pentagon Papers: Unprecedented WikiLeaks Release >90,000 Secret Military Docs, Devastating Truth Afghanistan War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Afghanistan, war, cover-up, Taliban success, Pakistan, covert complicity, civilian deaths, biggest leak, secret documents, US national security policy, Wikileaks, Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers, journalists, Big Noise Films )

- 1954 days ago -
Top-notch panel discuss significance of HUGE Wiki-leak: Daniel Ellsberg, PP whistleblower; G Porter, investigative historian; Matthew Hoh, ex-Marine Iraq, ex-StateDept Afghanistan, highest-level US official to resign in protest over Afghan war; +MORE
CODEPINK :  Women Say No To War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, politics, military, iraq, pakistan, afghanistan, petition, government, freedoms )

- 2272 days ago -
End the wrongful and unnecessary occupations of Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq! Join Tom Hayden and peace activists around the world in demanding President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stop the needless killin
Photos Show Pakistan 'Expanding Nuclear Sites'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, pakistan, Nuclear weapons, war, dishonesty, cover-up )

- 2386 days ago -
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Satellite photos released show Pakistan has expanded two sites crucial to its nuclear program as part of an effort to bolster the destructive power of its atomic arsenal, a US arms control institute said.
Stopping Pakistan Drone Strikes Suddenly Plausible
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pakistan, Drone_Strikes, Aggression, Government, Lies )

- 2398 days ago -
Doyle McManus notes that counterinsurgency guru David Kilcullen has told Congress that US drone strikes in Pakistan are backfiring and should be stopped. Until now, Congress has been reluctant to challenge the drone strikes, as they are reluctant . . .
Obama Administration to Ratchet Up Hunt for Bin Laden
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, terrorism, troops, military, cia, afghanistan, pakistan, war, iraq )

- 2575 days ago -
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama wants to renew the U.S. commitment to finding al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to his national security advisers.
We Have the Bailout Money -- We're Spending It on The War : Congress Just Passed New Appropriations Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, military, spending, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, 2009, defense authorization bill, fiscal insanity, radar site, Czech Republic, pork-barrel projects, diverting scarce resources, US infrastructure, national security )

- 2616 days ago -
Wed Sept 24, right in middle of WallSt bailout fight, House passed $612b defense bill by 392-39 vote without a murmur of public protest or any meaningful press comment (NYTimes- 3 short paragraphs buried in story about another appropriations bill)
This Is Not Our War: New Pakistani Leadership Tells US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pakistan, U.S. fears peace, sends John "Death Squad" Negroponte )

- 2804 days ago -
"We will deal with them sensibly. When you have a problem in your family, you don't kill your own family, you sit and talk. Britain got the Ireland problem solution. So what's the harm in negotiations?" He has also asked the United States to come up with
U.S. Urges Pakistanis to Keep Musharraf, Despite Election Defeat
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, Pakistan )

- 2837 days ago -
The Bush administration is pressing the opposition leaders who defeated Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to allow the former general to retain his position, a move that Western diplomats and U.S. officials say could trigger the very turmoil the United
Women Barred From Casting Vote In Tribal Areas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban, elections, woman suffrage )

- 2843 days ago -
About 424,332 of the 1,524,284 registered women voters from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and frontier regions will be deprived of their right to vote following direct threats from local Taliban, says a report.
You Have GOT to Be Kidding!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pakistan, US troops, Barack Obama, Al Qaeda, Bush, military help for Pakistan )

- 2866 days ago -
Yes,, Bush has offered US troops to Pakistan to help fight Al Qaeda. Just what we need - ANOTHER front line for our military that's already stretched to the limit. In an interesting twist, Barack Obama has said he supports this. Link below.
Gates: Troops Could Go to Pakistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, troops, bushadministration, Pakistan, world )

- 2867 days ago -
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Thursday that the United States is "ready, able and willing" to send troops to Pakistan if the government of the South Asian nation is interested.

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