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Jan 15, 2014 — U.S. officials have reportedly received a new "proof-of-life" video of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the first to emerge in years.
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Sep 6, 2013 — Pakistani intelligence officials say Sangeen Zadran, a commander of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network, was killed in North Waziristan.
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Sep 7, 2012 — The designation may make it more difficult for the Haqqanis to raise money. It also may further damage relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. American officials have accused Pakistani intelligence services of supporting the Haqqanis.
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Jun 7, 2012 — The defense secretary expresses frustration with terrorists' ability to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan because they have safe havens in Pakistan.
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Oct 21, 2011 — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Pakistan to urge the country's leadership to eliminate safe havens for terrorists, says that U.S. officials met with the Haqqani network this summer. She did not say who the participants were, or what was discussed.
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Oct 5, 2011 — Two weeks after the assassination of a former president, Afghan intelligence officials say they have disrupted a plot to kill the country's current leader.
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Oct 3, 2011 — Ahmed Rashid, correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, Ayesha Siddiqa, author of Military, Inc., and former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Mahlia Lodhi explain who the Haqqanis are, and how they're connected to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency.
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Sep 28, 2011 — Anonymous Obama administration officials tell The Washington Post that the Joint Chiefs chairman overstated the ties between Pakistan's government and terrorist networks. An aide to Mullen says he "stands by every word of his testimony."
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Sep 22, 2011 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the Pakistani government "actively and passively" supports groups that have been behind attacks in Afghanistan.
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Sep 14, 2011 — "This was clearly the site of a huge fight," NPR's Renee Montagne reported from the scene. And the under-construction building offered a clear line of sight to the U.S. embassy. No Americans were injured during the attack.
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