Revived exchange program points up Pakistan's importance to US aims in Afghanistan.
A escalating feud could distract Baitullah Mehsud and his 10,000-plus men from fighting Western forces in Afghanistan.
As Army bombs the area, militants are digging in and preparing for ground battle.
Congress holds the key to billions in new assistance, but some lawmakers are skeptical it would diminish the terrorist threat.
Residents living between the militants and the capital worry their understaffed security forces can't defend their town.
To bolster tenuous progress, the Army must push on to drive the Taliban out of Swat Valley, according to some analysts.
On eve of White House summit, Pakistani officials push back against the impression that they're responding to Washington pressure.