Thursday, April 30, 2009

Petraeus: Next Two Weeks Critical To Pakistan's Survival

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From FOX News:

Gen. David Petraeus said he is looking for concrete action by the Pakistani government to destroy the Taliban in the next two weeks before determining the United States' next course of action.

Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, has told U.S. officials the next two weeks are critical to determining whether the Pakistani government will survive, FOX News has learned.

"The Pakistanis have run out of excuses" and are "finally getting serious" about combating the threat from Taliban and Al Qaeda extremists operating out of Northwest Pakistan, the general added.

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More News On Pakistan's Civil War

Heavy Fighting Enters Third Day in Pakistan -- New York Times
Terrorist attacks double in Pakistan -- Reuters
Pakistan army: Taliban holding town hostage -- AP
Pakistan Army fears disintegration if war ordered on Taliban -- Daily Times
Taliban still in control in Dir -- Long War Journal
Pakistani troops take Daggar, kill 50 Taliban -- Daily Times
Pakistan army pounds Taliban positions -- AFP
Pakistan troops battling Taliban take key town -- AP
Taliban advance on Mansehra -- Long War Journal
Taliban capture 70 security personnel in Buner -- Long War Journal
Villagers flee battle zone in Pakistani valley -- Reuters
US strike kills 10 Taliban in South Waziristan -- Long War Journal
Violence in Pakistan financial hub kills 34 -- Yahoo News/AFP
US House to speed war funds amid Pakistan concerns -- Reuters
Barack Obama reveals his fears for Pakistan -- The Australian
Pakistan Can Secure Nukes, Obama Says -- Global Security Newswire
Obama administration considers training Pakistani troops - The Telegraph

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