A deadly plane crash in Pakistan killed 152 passengers including two Americans. Kwame Holman has more on the disaster and questions that has been raised about the country’s role in the Afghan war. Continue reading
Ambassador Husain Haqqani speaks with Judy Woodruff about the deadly plane crash in Pakistan and responds to new allegations that the country’s intelligence service might have helped the Taliban. His nation has “no interest to allow terrorists to succeed,” he said. Continue reading
Afghan war documents published earlier this week by whistle-blower site WikiLeaks have raised questions about Pakistan’s role in the war. Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives. Continue reading
In the wake of the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website releasing thousands of documents detailing Afghan war operations, Jeffrey Brown discusses the military significance with Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation, and documentary filmmaker Philip Smucker, who have both written about the war. Continue reading
Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks released thousands of U.S. military documents related to the Afghan war on Sunday, creating a major stir among government officials and raising questions about Pakistani involvement in the war. Continue reading
In other news Friday, comments about the Afghan war by GOP Chairman Michael Steele drew rebuke from both Republicans and Democrats. Also, Gen. David Petraeus landed in Kabul to take over command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, suicide bombers killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 175 in Lahore, Pakistan. Also, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Continue reading
A new documentary film about the life and death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto — the first woman head of an Islamic country who was assassinated in 2007 — may attract as much interest for its political content as for its artistic or journalistic value; her husband Asif Ali Zardari is now the president of Pakistan, elected after her death.