A new estimate by researchers at Brown University claims that at least 137,000 civilians have died during tens years of war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. This likely under-counts the true human cost of war.
For obvious reasons, national attention is seized today by the killing of Bin Laden. Buried in today's news, however, is a story that will likely be far more significant to long term American and international interests in Pakistan.
Reports are coming in fast via twitter that the US Geological Survey is confirming that a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan. The apparent epicenter was in Southwest Pakistan, near the Afghan border.