Just two days after a drone strike killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear Wednesday that such attacks will continue as long as the U.S. needs to defend itself against terrorists that threaten America.
As a raft of mistakes and embarrassments pile up for the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, calls for accelerating the pace of withdrawal are growing louder and more numerous. But with no firm exit strategy and a military that wants to keep fighting, the U.S.
Pakistan and India’s rivalry dates back to the partition of August 1947. The animosity between the two countries concerns the world as both have built significant nuclear arsenals. To date, Indians and Pakistanis engage daily in well-spirited, tongue-in-cheek displays of mock rivalry.
Leslie Mass first wrote about being a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Pakistan in 1962. She discusses her recent book about returning to the village 50 years later called, Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey. And WBEZ’s Odette Yousef brings us an audio postcard from the