October 23rd, 2012
06:45 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Is al Qaeda's core decimated or is group growing?

(CNN) – During Monday night's foreign-policy focused presidential debate, President Barack Obama made the case that al Qaeda in Pakistan is decimated while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued they are on the rise in other countries:

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Filed under: 2012 • Al Qaeda • Fact Check • Pakistan • Presidential Debates
BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S.-Pakistani relations potentially at a disastrous turning point
September 27th, 2011
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S.-Pakistani relations potentially at a disastrous turning point

(CNN) – I’m really worried about U.S.-Pakistani relations. Things are not moving in the right direction. Indeed, they are moving toward a potential disaster for both countries – and the region – unless cooler heads prevail.

There are a few givens we have to keep in mind.

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Biden does not rule out possibility of 'lone wolf' attack
September 10th, 2011
07:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden does not rule out possibility of 'lone wolf' attack

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden says the country is safer today than it was 10 years ago but does not rule out the possibility of a “lone wolf” attack.

“There’s always a possibility of an incident occurring,” Biden told CNN’s John King in an exclusive interview Saturday. “But I do not believe there is anyone right now capable of putting together the kind of extremely complicated, planned operation that took place on 9/11.”
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Filed under: 9/11 • Joe Biden • Pakistan • TV-John King U.S.A.
Photo of the Day: Texas Gov. meets with Musharraf
July 12th, 2011
04:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Photo of the Day: Texas Gov. meets with Musharraf

(CNN)–GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf and tweeted about it Tuesday. "Met with Former President Musharraf for lunch. Had a great discussion," Perry said.


Filed under: Pakistan • Rick Perry
Senators level new criticism at Pakistan for sheltering terrorists
June 28th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators level new criticism at Pakistan for sheltering terrorists

WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. senators didn't miss a chance Tuesday to voice frustration with Pakistan over how it takes billions of dollars of American aid while providing safe havens to terrorists to build bombs and launch cross-border attacks on U.S.troops in Afghanistan.

"Well, something's got to give, something's got to change," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a hearing. "Because it just can't continue this way, for them to expect that we're going to have a normal relationship with them - which we all hope for."

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Pakistan • Senate
In Pakistan, Clinton addresses rift, pushes anti-terror efforts
May 28th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
3 years ago

In Pakistan, Clinton addresses rift, pushes anti-terror efforts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she had a frank discussion with the Pakistani president on Friday as part of a push to repair the relationship with Islamabad in the wake of a U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied Clinton for what one senior State Department official said beforehand would be a "sober" set of talks about the need for Pakistan to root out terrorists in its country.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Mike Mullen • Pakistan
CNN Poll: U.S. not too fond of Pakistan
May 27th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: U.S. not too fond of Pakistan

(CNN) – Pakistan has appeared in the news consistently since the United States captured al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, and a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the Middle East country.

One in four surveyed consider the country an enemy of the U.S., and seven in ten think aid from the U.S. to Pakistan should stop or decrease.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Pakistan • Polls
Obama: U.S. would go after other high-profile targets in Pakistan
May 22nd, 2011
09:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama: U.S. would go after other high-profile targets in Pakistan

(CNN) – Given the chance, the United States would go after high-value terrorism targets in Pakistan or elsewhere in the same way it took out Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama made clear in an interview with the BBC broadcast Sunday.

"We are very respectful of the sovereignty of Pakistan, but we cannot allow someone who is actively planning to kill our people or our our allies' people, we can't allow those kind of active plans to come to fruition without us taking some action," Obama said in the interview conducted last week. "And our hope is and our expectation is that we can achieve that in a way that is fully respectful of Pakistan's sovereignty. But I had made no secret. I had said this when I was running for the presidency, that if I had a clear shot at Bin Laden ... that we'd take it."

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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Pakistan • President Obama
Senate Armed Services Chair says consensus growing to cut some Pakistan funding
May 17th, 2011
05:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate Armed Services Chair says consensus growing to cut some Pakistan funding

Washington (CNN) - There is growing support in Congress for cutting off some U.S. aid to Pakistan because leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists who go after U.S. targets, the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday.

"I believe there is strong feeling inside the Democratic group of senators, and probably inside Republican senators as well, that the continued harboring of the Haqqani network and the Quetta Shura by the Pakistanis, where those people are crossing the border freely and killing our troops and Afghan troops, represents a real problem in terms of continuing financial support for Pakistan," Sen. Carl Levin told reporters in a Capitol hallway.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Pakistan
Sen. Kerry plans to go to Pakistan soon
May 11th, 2011
11:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Kerry plans to go to Pakistan soon

(CNN) - Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, plans to go to Pakistan soon, a Senate source familiar with his plans said Wednesday.


Filed under: John Kerry • Pakistan
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