On Bin Laden's Trail in Pakistan

U.S. forces are seeking to undertake another raid inside Pakistan, sources in Islamabad tell TIME, like the one that captured Osama bin Laden's lieutenant, Abu Zubaydah, two weeks ago. This time, however, they are after bigger quarry: bin Laden himself. Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca, the sources say, was in Islamabad last month to ask Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for permission to make the raid on Pakistan's mountainous border with Afghanistan. But Musharraf has still not given his consent. He is hesitant, the sources say, because the fierce tribes of the region are well armed and sympathetic to Afghanistan's former...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!