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Journalists Tour Pakistan Military's Accomplishments

Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes the "most worrisome" part of the U.S. war in Afghanistan is actually in Pakistan. Gates said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Pakistan needs to be more forceful when dealing with insurgents.

Pakistan is often accused of failing to curb the Taliban along the border. After a six-month offensive, Pakistan's military says it has driven the Taliban out of one region in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. It's an area where the foreign media are banned. But over the weekend, Pakistan's military flew some journalists there.

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Philip Reeves
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.