The President's plan for the increasingly troubled region is ambitious, although his goals are more limited than Bush's.
From crawling on the carpet with Ronald Reagan to sipping tea with the Che Guevara of Afghanistan, former staffers recount stories as the Monitor transitions to new formats.
President Zardari lacked the full backing of the Army and US that his predecessor Musharraf enjoyed, Pakistani and US officials say.
Obama urged to expand attacks beyond tribal areas to territory controlled by the Pakistani government.
The government agreed Monday to restore deposed judges. Activists want further reforms.
Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif defied house arrest to rally protesters in Lahore Sunday.
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