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A Blow to the Taliban and to U.S.-Pakistani Trust

May 24, 2016 | 04:33 GMT
A Blow to the Taliban and to U.S.-Pakistani Trust
Burning wreckage is all that was left of a vehicle after a U.S. drone strike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who is thought to have been killed.
(AFP/Getty Images)

The current state of the relationship between the United States and Pakistan was put to the test when U.S. President Barack Obama announced that a drone strike in Pakistan's Balochistan province killed the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. The strike comes at a precarious moment for bilateral ties...

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