Revived exchange program points up Pakistan's importance to US aims in Afghanistan.
Political and military leaders in the region try to look to the positive as Taliban fighters entrench in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
The recent spate of attacks have come as US troops are preparing to pull out of urban areas.
The US general credited with turning around a bleak war effort spoke yesterday to Harvard students, who forgave the one ‘blemish’ on his record: a PhD from Princeton.
Combat outposts – some 75 small bases credited with playing a crucial role in turning the tide of the war – are being shut down.
Top concerns are troop levels and yardsticks for success
A soldier, a reconstruction expert, and a peace activist tell of how Iraq has changed – and what more needs to be done.
Obama urged to expand attacks beyond tribal areas to territory controlled by the Pakistani government.