Stuart Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism: The announcement that Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize came just hours before he convened a meeting in the White House Situation Room to talk about escalating the war in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, there have been at least five major attacks by insurgents against Pakistani facilities in the last 10 days. The most recent came (Thursday) as militants attacked three major facilities in Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city. What started eight years ago as an attempt to flush out Osama bin Laden and the rest of the al-Qaida leadership has escalated into a major regional conflict. Tell us what happened in Lahore and how is the situation unfolding now?
U.S. spread thin in Mideast, south Asian conflicts
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