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Image: NATO oil tankers detroyed in Mastung
Flames and thick black smoke billow from a line of tanker trucks on the outskirts of Mastung, in the restive province of Baluchistan, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. The vehicles reportedly were destined for American-led NATO forces in Afghanistan and allegedly were attacked by Islamic militants. U.S. and NATO forces in landlocked Afghanistan get around 75 percent of their food and military supplies through Pakistan. (Photo credit: Waheed Khan / EPA)


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Image: An Afghan police officer points to the site of fire after a convoy of NATO fuel tankers was attacked by militants.
An Afghan police officer points to the site of fire after a convoy of NATO fuel tankers was attacked by militants in Behsod district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. (Photo credit: Rahmat Gul / AP)

AfPak Insurgents Attack U.S. Fuel Supplies … Again (Aug. 16, 2011)

Pakistan U.S. Supply Line Threat (May 14, 2011)

U.S. Afghan Base, Convoy Attacked (Nov. 14, 2010)

U.S. Supply Convoy Torched Again (Oct. 3, 2010)

Pakistan Shuts U.S. Supply Line (Sept. 30, 2010)

Easter Attack on U.S. Supply Line (April 12, 2009)

U.S. Supply Line Attacked (Dec. 8, 2008)

Militants Hijack U.S. Supply Convoy in Pakistan (Nov. 12, 2008)



One Year Ago — August 22, 2010

‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Protests

One year ago today, I reported that the proposed mosque near the site of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center drew hundreds of demonstrators to Lower Manhattan in New York.


Two Years Ago — August 22, 2009

Democratic Reality Check in 2010?

Two years ago today, on August 22, 2009, I noted that the Cook Political Report envisioned a scenario in which Democratic House losses could exceed 20 seats in 2010.


Three Years Ago — August 22, 2008

Campaign Against Michele Bachmann: Day 39

Three years ago today, on August 22, 2008 — the 39th day of my 2008 campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District — I started my second walking tour — a 50-mile campaign swing on foot down Minnesota Highway 23 from Foley in the east through St. Cloud, Waite Park, Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond to Paynesville on the western boundary of the Sixth Congressional District.

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