With few trusted institutions remaining in Pakistan, such attacks on the military undermine the political stability of the country.
The news that Raymond Davis, the American being held in Pakistan for a double murder, is a CIA agent that previously worked for Blackwater adds public pressure on Pakistan not to release him.
The announcement that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghanistan Taliban's military chief, was arrested underscores increasing US-Pakistan intelligence cooperation, targeting Taliban leaders inside Pakistan for arrest and assassination.
New poll indicates that the Kerry-Lugar bill, already confronting opposition from Pakistan's political and military establishment, faces a wave of popular distrust of the US as well.
The government agreed Monday to restore deposed judges. Activists want further reforms.
The opposition lawyer has championed the popular protest that began Thursday. Some see a rule-of-law hero; others cite political expedience.
Protesters rallied in several cities after a court banned popular opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from running for office.
The US pursuit of Al Qaeda with airstrikes complicates Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban, who launched their largest attack in months over the weekend.
It summoned the US ambassador Thursday to formally complain after an attack hit deep inside Pakistani territory.