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September 7, 2012 12:27 pm

U.S. Blacklists Pakistani Based Haqqani Network

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed by Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani at the Prime Minister's House. Photo: wiki commons.

NY Times – In a report to Congress on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally designated the militant Haqqani network — responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against American troops in Afghanistan — as a terrorist organization, two days before a Congressional deadline.

Mrs. Clinton signed the order in Brunei before departing to Vladivostok for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Conference, and State Department officials began notifying senior lawmakers. She issued the report after a last round of internal debate that took place in Washington on Thursday hours before President Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

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