16 May : President Obama’s new strategy on Pakistan and Afghanistan is coming under greater scrutiny in the U.S. Congress as lawmakers consider more military and development aid for the two countries. The lawmakers want more accountability and some are questioning whether providing more aid is the answer. Analysts at Washington’s think tanks are also weighing in with opinions on the new strategy.Taliban insurgents this week carried out attacks on both sides of Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. They staged suicide bombings near Afghan government buildings and a U.S. military base in Afghanistan’s Khost province. They also targeted trucks carrying NATO supplies near Peshawar in Pakistan.