Washington is seeking to build the Pakistani state and its economy as a way to wean the country from Islamic extremism.
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The recently elected government took quick measures to end a paramilitary force mutiny that erupted Wednesday, though the situation remains tense.
Protesters rallied in several cities after a court banned popular opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from running for office.
At Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, he announced that all combat troops would depart by Aug. 31, 2010. Following are the president's prepared remarks.
The colonel, accused of facilitating communications between the attackers and handlers in Pakistan, was named along with 34 other suspects.
A tenuous cease-fire has halted Taliban-Army fighting, as negotiations for a permanent deal continue.