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After back-and-forth bickering between NATO and Pakistan -- and a stream of militant attacks on supply tankers stopped at the border -- Pakistan has said it will reopen a key border crossing for NATO supplies entering Afghanistan.

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A Defense Department official may have diverted millions from a Pentagon-funded research website to hire a rogue band of spies he reportedly called "my Jason Bournes" (as in the Matt Damon super assassin). These Jason Bournes, The New York Times reports, allegedly spent time running around both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border looking for militants to have killed.

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A new map produced by the BBC succinctly demonstrates the weakness of the Pakistan state in combating Taliban militants in the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The map shows only 38% of Pakistan's NWFP to be under government control, while the balance of the region experiences either Taliban presence or control.

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Because it worked out so well the last time, the U.S. plans to arm Afghan militias in an effort to police the country. The Pentagon is presenting this plan -- and the media are reporting it -- as a spinoff of a successful strategy in Iraq, not a revival of the secret war that gave rise to Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.

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While many in the world are looking forward to change, an Israeli airstrike proved that some things never will. After a four-month cease-fire between Israeli and Palestinian fighters, Israel launched an attack into the Gaza Strip Tuesday evening, killing six in an allegedly pre-emptive strike.

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Presidential contender John McCain took a trip to the Middle East to showcase his foreign policy chops, so the opposition was particularly delighted that it was during such a demonstration that he committed this gaffe.

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