Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have a foothold in remote regions of Pakistan that could explode into a takeover of that volatile country, the Times reports. A leaked memo from Pakistan's interior ministry warned military president Pervez Musharraf that Taliban fighters active on the Afghanistan border are spilling into the country and seriously threatening its stability.
The interior minister wrote the damning report after narrowly escaping a car bombing in a tribal province on the border. Musharraf's government is suggesting scrambling jihadist radio, and the US is considering bolstering the border guard to stave off a breakdown of authority that could spell a disaster in the War on Terror. (Read more Pakistan stories.)