America set a long clock ticking when it decided to spend $300 million to rebuild the sprawling military base here in Taji, Iraq, as a logistical center for the new Iraqi Army. This was to be the soldier's version of nation-building - maintenance depots, orderly barracks and professional schools for Iraqi officers and NCOs. (Daily Star)
'US Terrorism Funds To Pakistan Unproductive'
By Khalid Hasan
The US is paying $1 billion a year to the Pakistan Army for conducting counter-terrorism efforts along the Afghan border, although the number of army patrols in the region have been reduced. (Daily Times)
Taliban Turn Their Focus on Cities
By Syed Saleem Shahzad
With the killing of leading Taliban field commander Mullah Dadullah by US-led forces last weekend, reports of the death of the spring insurgency in Afghanistan are rife. (Asia Times)
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