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Are Pakistan’s Strategic Nuclear Assets Threatened by Terrorists?

February 22, 2010, Axis of Logic - As recently as in August 2007, USAF lost track of six Advanced Cruise Missiles armed with 150-kiloton nuclear warheads for 36 hours.

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U.S. Intelligence Self-Critical Of Its Role In Afghanistan

January 5, 2010 - The head of the U.S. Army Intelligence in Afghanistan has severely criticized the work of intelligence agencies in the country. In a report of the organization Center for New American Security, Gen. Michael Flynn says that in eight years of war, the activity of secret services, which he describes as "confusing", is only marginally significant in the overall strategy in Afghanistan.

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Washington Fears A Disaster In Pakistan

The progression of the Talibans is a serious threat to the very existence of Pakistan, the only Muslim country holding the atomic bomb.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, are concerned about the risk that nuclear weapons fall into the wrong hands.

According to The New York Times, Buner, one of the most important and strategic districts of the country, has fallen into the hands of the Taliban.

Buner, about 60 miles from Islamabad, is a gateway to Mardan, the second largest city in the province of the North-West Frontier. In establishing an effective and strategic control of the Buner district, the Talibans have demonstrated the inability of the government and the army to stop them.

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Obama defends the publication of CIA secret reports

The president attributed to "exceptional circumstances" his decision to allow the publication of secret reports

The U.S. president, Barack Obama, spoke Monday of "exceptional circumstances" to defend the publication last Thursday of four secret reports detailing some of the torture that the CIA used during interrogations between 2002 and 2005, under the Bush administration.

Coinciding with his first visit to the CIA headquarters in Langley (Virginia), Obama said that Washington decided to publish the reports at the request of a court, and stated that it would have been very difficult to organize an effective legal defense without disclosing them, adding that much of the information contained in them was already public.

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Pakistan Will Receive $5.280 billions To Fight Against Talibans

Pakistan will received $5.280 billions to fight the Taliban insurgency from 31 countries who attended yesterday the Tokyo donor conference hosted by Japan and the World Bank.

The money, to be delivered over a period of two years, should help to restore stability in the regions bordering Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda has become stronger in recent months.

The funds will also help alleviate the economic problems of the Pakistani government, beset by external debt, and at the same time improve the health and education to curb the growing popular support for violent Islamist groups.

With the same objective, the International Monetary Fund will provide Pakistan $7.500 billions, with a repayment term of two years.

The Pakistani president, Azif Ali Zardari promised to donors that his goverment will take all the necessary measures to amend its economy and to control the rebels. "If we lose, the world will lose too" he said.

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