Our hats off to Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal for giving us a look at the total area of Taliban control in Pakistan. You can view his story and a great detailed map here. By the Pakistan Military’s attack in South Waziristan, this will not stop the Taliban, as they control so much of the surrounding areas.
France24 asks “Where will the Taliban stop in Pakistan?” and provides a very good video for your viewing, showing some of the strategy being used by the Taliban throughout Pakistan.
View it here.
“More Troops Are a Bad Bet” a NY Times story by Nicholas D. Kristof point out: “Remember also that the minimum plausible cost of 40,000 troops — $10 billion — could pay for two million disadvantaged American children to go to a solid preschool. The high estimate of $40 billion would, over 10 years, pay for almost half of health care reform. Are we really better off spending that money so that more young Americans could end up spilling their blood in Afghanistan without necessarily accomplishing much more than inflaming Pashtun nationalism?”
One more, Must Read… Pakistan: Countering Militancy in FATA, from the International Crisis Group “The military operation in South Waziristan is unlikely to succeed in curbing the spread of religious militancy in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), unless the Pakistan government implements political reforms in that part of the country.” The full report is available at the link above.
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