Posts Tagged: taliban
Pakistan plans to train over 8,000 personnel to augment its nuclear-security forces: extremist Islamists need not apply.
The current U.S. strategy to confront its antagonists reflects a decade of missteps and misunderstandings.
To Washington, hospitality shown by the Haqqani network toward al Qaeda is probably another reason for the U.S. to remain in Afghanistan.
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.