Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,272
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: hvts

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ANALYSIS-US strike on Qaeda leader seen as limited success (little credit for doing it right)

    02/01/2008 3:00:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 122+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/2008 | Randall Mikkelsen
    WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. success in killing a top al Qaeda operative this week showed that cooperation with Pakistan can be fruitful but security analysts said there were limits to what the present strategy can achieve. Analysts said the unmanned Predator air strike that apparently killed Abu Laith al-Libi in a remote area of Pakistan demonstrated that the United States has the military reach and intelligence sources to carry out a precision attack on a specific target with Pakistani consent. But U.S. participation in a ground offensive against al Qaeda strongholds along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border is unlikely....
  • BBC: Missile Got AQ's #3

    01/31/2008 11:52:08 AM PST · by jdm · 36 replies · 94+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 31, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The BBC reports that "senior Western counterterrorism officials" claim that the missile fired at a safe house in Pakistan two days ago killed Abu Laith al-Libi. Libi has "fallen as a martyr", according to an Islamist website: US intelligence agencies have been investigating reports that a top al-Qaeda figure was killed in the Afghan-Pakistan border area this week. It follows a missile attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan area in which 12 militants were reported killed. While Western counter-terrorism officials told the BBC they believed Libi to be dead, they would not discuss how he was killed. Some in American circles...