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Terrorism & National Security

AL QAEDA AND INSURGENT THREATS GROW AS TERRORISTS FLOCK FROM IRAQ TO THE FORGOTTEN FRONT

Report 14 August 2008
Reports indicate that violent extremists are shifting their focus from Iraq to the forgotten front in Afghanistan. Not only are foreign fighters pouring into the region by the hundreds, but many are veterans from Iraq who are now applying the skills and tactics they learned there to plan strikes against allied forces and orchestrate broader attacks on Western targets.
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Pakistan

U.S. Has Evidence Linking Pakistan’s ISI to Bombing in Afghanistan, 8/1/08

Report 1 August 2008
In troubling news, U.S. intelligence officials have presented evidence to the Pakistani government linking their intelligence service, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), to the July bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul Afghanistan.
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Pakistan

Dealing with Pakistan

Report 30 July 2008
Events in Pakistan along the Pak-Afghan border continue to remind us that the terrorist safe haven in that border area represents the greatest direct threat to the U.S. homeland. The Bush administration has increasingly put pressure on the Pakistani government to do more to address this threat. Unfortunately, after giving the Musharraf government a blank check for six years the new government and the Pakistani people are less inclined to be responsive.
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Pakistan

Bush Administration Shifts Aid To Pakistan With No Counterterrorism Strategy in Sight

Report 24 July 2008
The Bush administration has agreed to shift aid for counterterrorism purposes to help Pakistan upgrade its fleet of F-16 fighters. This announcement flies in the face of the Biden-Lugar plan to condition military assistance to Pakistan and confirms that the Bush administration lacks a comprehensive strategy to deal with the tribal regions of Pakistan.
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Iraq

MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY ON IRAQ

Report 15 July 2008
Iraq remains a strategic failure. Progressives must continue to highlight a number of core differences between them and conservatives as the debate enters a new phase.
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Conservative National Security Deficit

Report 11 July 2008
Analysis of week's events and McCain's policy proposals suggest lack in understand "the nature" of the issues.
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Afghanistan

Time to Focus on the Greatest Danger

Report 3 July 2008
The fight to stabilize Afghanistan and drive out al Qaeda and the Taliban for good has been stalled by Washington’s misbegotten fixation on Iraq.
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Pakistan

U.S. Lacks Pakistan Strategy

News Washington Independent 25 April 2008