National Security Network

Pakistan

Pakistan

Terrorism & National Security

Neglecting a Preventable Threat

Report 4 December 2008
A new report from the bi-partisan Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism finds that not enough has been done, and without strong US action, a terrorist attack using WMD is “more likely than not” to occur within the next five years. The report points to Pakistan, with its possession of nuclear weapons, political instability, and the presence of Al Qaeda and other international terrorist groups, as a possible “unwitting source of a terrorist attack in the United States.”
More »
Terrorism & National Security

World Watches as Terrorism Strikes Mumbai

Report 2 December 2008
The tragic terrorist attacks in Mumbai India – the cosmopolitan hub of an ethnically diverse liberal democracy – are a challenge to us all. The terrorists who carried out the attack exploited the openness made available by a democratic society to kill and injury hundreds of innocent people.
More »
Pakistan

A New Approach to Pakistan

Report 18 November 2008
The Center for American Progress has released a report highlighting the need for a strategic overhaul in the US relationship with Pakistan. It points toward a policy which recognizes the linked challenges presented by Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; broadens the US relationship with Pakistan beyond military and intelligence coordination; and supports good governance and the forces of democracy within Pakistan.
More »
Afghanistan

Focusing on the Greatest Danger

Report 12 November 2008
A new Administration will give US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan the thorough re-thinking and re-evaluation it so desperately needs. They will face hard choices and some unpalatable options on Afghanistan – but the shift to confronting facts on the ground straightforwardly is a welcome beginning.
More »

Bush Has Made America Less Safe

Report 30 October 2008
Iraq

McCain’s Reckless Incoherence on Syria

Report 28 October 2008
The Bush administration had no official comment concerning a clandestine attack by U.S. Special Operations forces into Syria. Senator Obama also refused to comment publicly on such a sensitive military operation. Yet the McCain campaign responded with a press release that argued that this operation would not have happened in an Obama administration and attacked Obama for advocating diplomatic engagement with Syria. McCain’s argument is not just reckless but incoherent.
More »
Terrorism & National Security

Twenty-Five Years After the Beirut Bombings, U.S. Still Seeks Answer to Terrorism

Report 23 October 2008
Twenty-five years ago today, a suicide bomber destroyed the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The tragedy demonstrated a point brought home on 9/11/01 -- that terrorism is a national security challenge we ignore at our peril.
More »