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May 11, 2012 4:26 pm

Haqqani Network is Problem for White House as Capitol Hill Pressures for “Terrorist” Label

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The Hill – The top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence panels on Friday formally demanded that the Obama administration “immediately” label the Pakistani-based Haqqani Network a terrorist organization.

The group has claimed responsibility for many attacks on NATO forces and the U.S. embassy in Kabul, but the administration has been reluctant to label them terrorists as it pursues negotiations with insurgents in Afghanistan.

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