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Bombing in Mumbai

By William Tucker

Terrorism struck the Indian city of Mumbai again yesterday killing at least 18 people and wounding many more. The attack consisted of several improvised explosive devices using ammonium nitrate and was designed to be detonated remotely. Although it has been confirmed that three devices were used in the attack it has been suggested by several sources that there were more IED’s that didn’t function properly.

CIA, ISI: Cooperation Still Comes at a Price

By William Tucker

Last week Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated that the Pakistani government sanctioned the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad. Shahzad was well known for writing articles decrying the infiltration of the Pakistani military by Islamist militants. Naturally, this didn’t sit well with many Pakistani politicians or military leaders, and the top military official in the United States airing Islamabad’s dirty laundry did nothing to diffuse the situation.

US Drone War Continues at Record Pace

By William Tucker
The Long War Journal reported yesterday that the US had struck another site in Pakistan with several unmanned aerial drones killing 14 militants. According to Bill Roggio, the articles author, this is the twelfth strike in Pakistan since September 1st. According to Roggio’s statistics the US has managed to kill 29 militants in the past 24 hours.

Taliban Claim Pakistani Army Killing Their Leaders

By William Tucker
The Long War Journal is reporting, via The News, that the Taliban has accused the Pakistani army of assassinating certain Taliban leaders after they have been captured. This is interesting as the Pakistani government has been providing a safe haven to Taliban leaders wanted by the US. Pakistan knows that the US will eventually go home and they will once again have the opportunity to shape Afghanistan in their image – much as they did when the Taliban ran the place previously.