Pakistan and the Hunt for Osama bin Laden

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Pakistan has not done enough to hunt down Taliban and al Qaeda militants along the rugged Afghan frontier. Now, Pakistan is beginning a -spring offensive,- and high-ranking American officers are sounding confident that Osama bin Laden may be killed or captured before the end of the year. But much depends on Pakistan's President General Musharraf, who-s been the target of assassination attempts. Can Musharraf survive an effort to root out Islamic radicals? What-s the role of American Special Forces? Are they spread too thin? What would the end of bin Laden mean for the war on terror? We hear from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in the US, the editor of a national Pakistani newspaper, a military analyst and a former State Department official.
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Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Organization of American States (OAS)

State Department Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Richter's article on US tolerance for involvement in Haitian crisis


US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chargest Parmalat with Fraud

Gumbel's Parmalat article in Fortune magazine



Warren Olney