August 6, 2012

Can Pakistan Win Against the Taliban?

Indian Defence Review, Indian Defence Review

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The Pakistan Army itself hardly fights. Instead, it directs others to do its bidding! The Pakistani generals consider the Taliban and other terrorist groups as the vanguard of the nation’s defense and their “strategic assets”. It is now nearly two months since the Pakistan military suddenly changed its stance in dealing with a resurgent Taliban and launched military operations against a much strengthened and assertive Taliban. The military operations launched by Pakistan have no doubt stopped the overt spread of the Taliban to other areas of Pakistan. However, the series of bomb blasts and suicide terrorist strikes commencing in Lahore on 27 May, with the latest on 14 June at Dera Ismail Khan, indicate the capacity and resolve of the Taliban not to get intimidated, but to strike...

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