Western forces target the Taliban, but for many Afghans the biggest threat comes from criminals and complicitous police.
It summoned the US ambassador Thursday to formally complain after an attack hit deep inside Pakistani territory.
Barack Obama says resolving the Indian-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir will be a goal of his presidency, ending eight years of silence on the issue.
Experts say the ruling is 'a clear warning shot to the government' over Gitmo detention policies.
A period of reestablishing relations with Iran's partners seems likely. Also expect contacts with lower-tier Iranian officials.