Posts Tagged: taliban
Terrorists may not be able to reasoned with. But those who put them up to it can be.
The C.I.A. may have obtained information on a key militant's whereabouts from the I.S.I.'s interrogation of Syed Saleem Shahzad.
If there are general rules of war, certainly one of them is: "Do not fight in places that the Rand McNally three-dimensional map puts lots of bumps."
The military thinks it has a winning combination, but night raids and drones are actually helping to lose the war in Afghanistan.
Will U.S. miscalculations drive these two occasional adversaries closer together?
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.
The Obama administration's approach to the Afghan war is too narrowly focused. Instead, the administration should focus on India-Pakistan rapprochement as the hallmark of a cohesive South Asia strategy.
In the long run, the use of suicide bombing is self-defeating for the Taliban.
With Osama bin Laden's demise, it's high time that our leaders realize that short-term gains from alliances with tyrannical regimes aren't worth the long-term problems they foster.
Though he reported al Qaeda and the Taliban's innermost machinations, Syed Saleem Shahzad was most likely killed by his own country.