Nick Turse

“Pakistani Islamist militants on Sunday pledged to cease their four-year insurgency against Pakistani security forces, and join the Taliban’s war against NATO troops in Afghanistan.”

"Pakistani Islamist militants on Sunday pledged to cease their four-year insurgency against Pakistani security forces, and join the Taliban’s war against NATO troops in Afghanistan."

Actually, it’s the ISAF operation in Afghanistan (courtesy of Der Spiegel).

Actually, it’s the ISAF operation in Afghanistan (courtesy of Der Spiegel).

European Pressphoto AgencyNATO warplanes pound targets in Tripoli, Libya, hitting Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s command compound.

European Pressphoto Agency
NATO warplanes pound targets in Tripoli, Libya, hitting Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s command compound.

NATO Chief Opens The Door to Libya Ground Troops
"So welcome to a new possible ‘endgame’ for Libya. Western troops  patrolling Libya’s cities during a a shaky transition after Moammar  Gadhafi’s regime has fallen, however that’s supposed to happen."
— Spencer Ackerman, in a new piece at Wired.com’s Danger Room.
(via Danger Room)

NATO Chief Opens The Door to Libya Ground Troops

"So welcome to a new possible ‘endgame’ for Libya. Western troops patrolling Libya’s cities during a a shaky transition after Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has fallen, however that’s supposed to happen."

— Spencer Ackerman, in a new piece at Wired.com’s Danger Room.

(via Danger Room)

4 killed in an attack on NATO convoy in Pakistan
The Associate Press reports:
"Around 15 militants armed with rockets and guns stormed a roadside  terminal on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar. At least  12 tankers were set ablaze in the attack, said police officer Liaquat  Ali Khan.
The dead men were drivers or their assistants, he said.”
Photo: Pakistani security officials look at burning NATO tankers in suburbs of  Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Militants in Pakistan  attacked tankers bringing fuel to NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on  Friday, killing four people and causing a massive nighttime blaze. (AP  Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (Mohammad Sajjad - AP)

4 killed in an attack on NATO convoy in Pakistan

The Associate Press reports:

"Around 15 militants armed with rockets and guns stormed a roadside terminal on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar. At least 12 tankers were set ablaze in the attack, said police officer Liaquat Ali Khan.

The dead men were drivers or their assistants, he said.”

Photo: Pakistani security officials look at burning NATO tankers in suburbs of Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Militants in Pakistan attacked tankers bringing fuel to NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Friday, killing four people and causing a massive nighttime blaze. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) (Mohammad Sajjad - AP)