Tag archive for ‘Obama administration’
By pak_adnews On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

US relationship with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated: Obama administration

Describing the US’ relationship with Pakistan as extraordinarily complicated, the outgoing Obama Administration has hoped that president-elect Donald Trump would deepen counter-terrorism cooperation with More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Tension with Iran stopped with release of held U.S. sailors

At first, Iran demanded an apology and denounced the “unprofessional” behavior of U.S. warships patrolling in the Persian Gulf. In Washington, the White House went into crisis-aversion mode and Secretary of More...

Future Expects Tougher Times for Afghanistan
By pak_adnews On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

6 American Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack in Afghanistan

By Mujib Mashal and Matthew Rosenberg In one of the deadliest attacks against American forces in Afghanistan this year, a Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove into a military convoy near Bagram Air Base More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Top US Lawmakers Threaten to Cut Aid to Pakistan

By Cindy Saine Top U.S. lawmakers from both major political parties expressed concern Wednesday about Pakistan’s growing nuclear arsenal, saying the country remains a haven for terrorists and a source of More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Saudi Anti-Terror Coalition Caught Washington by Surprise – Advocacy Group

The creation of a new Saudi-led Islamic states coalition against terrorism caught the Obama administration by surprise, indicating erosion of US influence in the region, Policy Director of think-tank Just Foreign More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, December 4th, 2015

U.S. Targets Islamic State’s Baghdadi as Special Forces Gear Up

The U.S. is undertaking a significant effort to find and kill Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has gone into hiding, an Obama administration official said. At the current pace, the U.S.-led coalition More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach

Faced with rising pressure from Congress, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday that the Obama administration is pursuing ways to counter Russia’s violation of a key arms control treaty, but actions will be More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Exclusive: Secret U.S. Hostage Held by Taliban Allies

By Shane Harris ‘There are still Americans in captivity in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region,’ a top congressman reveals. The question is: How many? And what’s Washington doing to recover them? A group of Islamist More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The Next War or the Last War in South Asia?

By Michael Krepon Two fundamentally different nuclear futures are conceivable on the subcontinent. One is surprisingly pacific, even without conflict resolution between India and Pakistan. The other is deeply More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, November 9th, 2015

The Pakistan Nuclear Nightmare

By New York Times With as many as 120 warheads, Pakistan could in a decade become the world’s third-ranked nuclear power, behind the United States and Russia, but ahead of China, France and Britain. Its arsenal More...