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Overt U.S. raid into Pakistan

The papers and their websites don’t make much of it, but this strikes me as pretty significant — an overt U.S. raid across the border into Pakistan. More here. Maybe this is a response to the FATA-lism of Pakistani officials. Meanwhile, Iran crossed into Iraq to hit people it says were responsible for bombing a ...

U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos/flickr
U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos/flickr

The papers and their websites don’t make much of it, but this strikes me as pretty significant — an overt U.S. raid across the border into Pakistan. More here.

Maybe this is a response to the FATA-lism of Pakistani officials.

Meanwhile, Iran crossed into Iraq to hit people it says were responsible for bombing a military parade in northwest Iraq the other day.

Makes me feel a bit like Rodney King.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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