Thursday, February 04, 2010

Deaths offer a glimpse of Obama’s secret war in Pakistan


Police and rescue workers look into a destroyed vehicle at the site of a bombing which hit near a school in Timergara, the main town in Lower Dir district, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province on February 3, 2010.

Police and rescue workers look into a destroyed vehicle at the site of a bombing which hit near a school in Timergara, the main town in Lower Dir district, located in Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province on February 3, 2010. STR/PAKISTAN/REUTERS

Three U.S. soldiers are among those killed in a bomb blast in northwest Pakistan

Paul Koring, The Globe and Mail, Feb 3, 2010

Barack Obama may have banned the Bush-era term “war on terror,” but the scope of the conflict hasn’t diminished. In fact, with covert and mostly deniable violence, the President has vastly escalated the war against Islamic extremists, far beyond the obvious 30,000 additional troops sent to Afghanistan.

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