US envoy Richard Holbrooke Thursday defended the military, which has been launching 'softening up' operations in South Waziristan for more than a month.
So far, she's hewed so close to the Obama party line that she sounds like a clone of the president.
As Afghan insurgents exploit popular anger at civilian deaths, the US is hitting back with its own message.
American lawmakers say they haven't been briefed on plans, as some in Pakistan describe the administration as 'confused.'
Congress holds the key to billions in new assistance, but some lawmakers are skeptical it would diminish the terrorist threat.
On eve of White House summit, Pakistani officials push back against the impression that they're responding to Washington pressure.