War Stories

Obama Weighs Pakistan Strikes

President Obama may be drawing down troops in Iraq, but a further sign that things in Afghanistan are only heating up: According to The New York Times, the Obama administration is “considering expanding the American covert war in Pakistan far beyond the unruly tribal areas to strike at a different center of Taliban power in Baluchistan, where top Taliban leaders are orchestrating attacks into southern Afghanistan.” Baluchistan is under the Pakistani government’s direct control, and some fear that any raids will worsen tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan.