Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier today in Kabul.
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June 7, 2012 The defense secretary expresses frustration with terrorists' ability to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan because they have safe havens in Pakistan.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Islamabad Friday, as Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar looks on. Clinton urged Pakistan to act swiftly to dislodge the militant Haqqani network.
October 21, 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Pakistan to urge the country's leadership to eliminate safe havens for terrorists, says that U.S. officials met with the Haqqani network this summer. She did not say who the participants were, or what was discussed.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the funeral ceremony of slain Afghanistan High Peace Council and former president Burhanuddin Rabbani on Sept. 23, 2011.Â
October 5, 2011 Two weeks after the assassination of a former president, Afghan intelligence officials say they have disrupted a plot to kill the country's current leader.
In this archive photo from October 21, 2001, Jalaluddin Haqqani smiles as he leaves after a meeting with Jama"at-i-Islami leaders in Islamabad, Pakistan.
October 3, 2011 Ahmed Rashid, correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, Ayesha Siddiqa, author of Military, Inc., and former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Mahlia Lodhi explain who the Haqqanis are, and how they're connected to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency.
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September 28, 2011 Anonymous Obama administration officials tell The Washington Post that the Joint Chiefs chairman overstated the ties between Pakistan's government and terrorist networks. An aide to Mullen says he "stands by every word of his testimony."
Sept. 13: Afghan Security personnel stand above the body of one attacker, on the 10th floor of the building in Kabul from which RPGs and other weapons were fired toward the U.S. embassy.
September 22, 2011 The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the Pakistani government "actively and passively" supports groups that have been behind attacks in Afghanistan.
Afghan Security personnel stand above the body of one attacker, on the 10th floor of the building in Kabul from which RPGs and other weapons were fired.
September 14, 2011 "This was clearly the site of a huge fight," NPR's Renee Montagne reported from the scene. And the under-construction building offered a clear line of sight to the U.S. embassy. No Americans were injured during the attack.
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Fire broke out in Kabul's Inter-Continental Hotel on Tuesday during the attack.
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June 30, 2011 The airstrike that killed him came on the same day the Obama administration unveiled its new "National Strategy for Counterterrorism," which focuses on targeted drone strikes and special operations raids rather than conventional wars.
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