Monday, December 1, 2008

The US Prepares to Expand the War to Pakistan

Obama has been critical of McCain in regard to the hunt for Osama bin Laden, saying that McCain is willing to follow Osama to the gates of hell, but is not even willing to go to the cave where he is living. That cave is currently presumed to be in the tribal areas of Pakistan, possibly in North or South Waziristan. The area is known to be a stronghold for the Taliban, where they have re-grouped following the invasion of Afghanistan, and organize increasingly effective raids against allied forces over the border. The last year has found American and NATO forces suffering their worst losses since the start of the invasion, and it has been reported that Bush has approved Special Forces operations in Pakistan territory. High level negotiations have been taking place between the US and Pakistan officials, following the landing of American helicopters and troops in a village in North Waziristan in which 20 people were killed by US soldiers.

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