PAKISTAN’S WAZIRISTAN ACCORD with the Taliban/Al Qaeda remnants has failed, and they’re using the safe haven to reconstitute. Is anyone surprised by this?
StrategyPage has more:
Pakistan is in a tough position. With most of the population either enthusiastic, or supportive, of Islamic radicalism, it’s difficult for the government to declare open war on the tribes providing bases for the Taliban and al Qaeda along the Afghan border. Officers have already reported that up to a third of their troops might be “unreliable” if there were sustained military operations in the tribal territory. Yet, if the government does not go after these bases, the people in them have vowed to continue building their strength until they can topple the government. Such a headache.