Nixon launched it, Carter killed it and Reagan resurrected it. In its infancy, the Air Force’s B-1 bomber was a quick and dirty military metaphor Republicans wanted to buy weapons to defend the nation from the Soviet Union, and Democrats didn’t.
When the Supreme Court ruled last month that lethal injection didn’t constitute cruel and unusual punishment, there was rejoicing from a peculiar interest group: death row inmates who have been trying to get the state to kill them quickly.
At least seven people were killed and nine wounded when a suicide bomber detonated at a security checkpoint near a military facility outside of the capital, Islamabad, police said.
The Pakistani army launched a major ground offensive against militants Saturday in the country’s lawless northwest, according to military and government officials. About 28,000 Pakistani soldiers have moved into the epicenter of Taliban activity in the vast tribal region of South Waziristan, said two military officials and a source inside the prime minister’s office, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media
A raging blaze at a wholesale fireworks store killed at least 32 people in southern India, police said Saturday. About 28,000 Pakistani soldiers have moved into the epicenter of Taliban activity in the vast tribal region of South Waziristan, said two military officials and a source inside the prime minister’s office, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media
At least eight people were killed Thursday morning when a suicide car bomber rammed a police station in northwest Pakistan, authorities said.
Just weeks after trumpeting the results of a military offensive in the Swat Valley, the Pakistan army suddenly finds itself under attack on multiple fronts. A day after an elite unit of army commandos secured the release of 39 hostages, bringing to an end a 22-hour siege of its military headquarters that left 25 people dead over the weekend, the Taliban struck again
The new leader of the Pakistani Taliban vowed revenge on Pakistan, the United States and NATO forces for drone attacks along the Afghan border, two local journalists who attended a meeting with him told CNN.
The would-be assassin of Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, head of Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism efforts, hid his bomb in his underwear, apparently believing that cultural taboos would prevent a search in that part of his body, according to a Saudi government official close to the investigation.
A pro-government tribal leader and three other people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his car into their vehicle in northwest Pakistan, authorities said.