Secretary of State Clinton's surprise visit to Pakistan is meant to show ongoing cooperation between Washington and Islamabad as popular support for the partnership falls in both countries.
With few trusted institutions remaining in Pakistan, such attacks on the military undermine the political stability of the country.
The fact that Taliban militants were able to penetrate a Pakistani naval base deepens concerns about the military's competence and ability to protect the country's nuclear arsenal.
Amid an official US probe into whether the Pakistani military knew of Osama bin Laden's hiding spot and if they shielded him, it could be easy to overlook Pakistan's notable successes against alleged Al Qaeda militants, thousands of whom have been killed or captured by Pakistani forces over the past decade. Here's a look at five of the highest-profile Al Qaeda captures in Pakistan with the help of the local security services.
Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party hold up oil lamps during a peaceful protest against a UN-appointed panel report in Colombo. The Sri Lankan hardliner nationalist, all Buddhist monk party JHU held a protest against the UN report, which alleged thousands of civilians were killed during the last phase of the war, as they and other protesters marched to Independence Square.
In this image taken from video obtained from the Voice Of Jihad Website, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. On June 4, 2014, the Taliban released a video showing the handover of Bergdahl to US forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.
A horse owner tries to hold a horse with a rope during the 'Feria de Ramos', or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia, Saturday April 16. Palm Fair, a fair for buying and selling animals, takes place once a year before Easter.
The appeals of three Guantánamo detainees are among the first dealing with this issue to emerge from the Washington federal appeals court. The Supreme Court refused the cases without comment.
India bested Pakistan in a World Cup cricket semifinal Wednesday. The Indians will meet Sri Lanka in the final this weekend.
A Pakistani prisoner (l.) poses with an Indian prisoner during the Pakistan-India cricket match shown on television in Karachi's central jail in Pakistan on March 30. Pakistan and India play the semifinal of the Cricket World Cup in Mohali, India, on March 30.