Afghanistan And Pakistan's Embattled Frontier
October 13, 2008 The volatile border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan has never been more violent. The sustained campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaida-aligned forces comes under new scrutiny as the U.S. places renewed emphasis on the conflict.
October 13, 2008 Afghanistan is more violent than at any time since the war to oust the Taliban seven years ago. The most notable deterioration in security in recent months has been in Afghan provinces bordering Pakistan, places the U.S. military used to tout as the greatest success stories.
October 14, 2008 As the war in Afghanistan continues, military commanders are exploring new options and strategies as they struggle to contain a strengthening enemy. Efforts are under way to train more Afghan forces as U.S. military equipment is moved into the country from Iraq.
October 15, 2008 Pakistani leaders are trying to reach a consensus about how to handle the violent conflict that has spread into the country from Afghanistan. The issue provokes particularly strong feelings: Pakistanis disagree among themselves about whether it's their war to fight.
October 16, 2008 Pakistan's new civilian government, led by President Asif Ali Zardari is struggling to strike a balance between the desires of his people and Parliament, and his professed alliance with the U.S., which provides Pakistan with millions of dollars of military aid.
October 17, 2008 When a new administration takes over in January, it will face challenging and overlapping problems in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, two countries that are critical to U.S. national security. The conflict in Afghanistan, once called "the forgotten war," has been escalating in recent months.