Education isn’t a panacea, and no policy in Afghanistan is a sure bet. But all in all, the evidence suggests that education can help foster a virtuous cycle that promotes stability and moderation. So instead of sending 40,000 troops more to Afghanistan, how about opening 40,000 schools?
Pakistan gets U.S. equipment for anti-Taliban offensive The United States has quietly shipped substantial military equipment in recent months to aid Pakistan’s fight against militants, a leading US newspaper reported Thursday. The rushed U.S. supply, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, includes troop transport helicopters, spare parts, night vision goggles, body armor and eavesdropping equipment, The New York Times said, citing senior American and Pakistani officials. The help, meant for both Pakistan’s spring offensive in the Swat Valley and the current operation in South Waziristan, has come despite Pakistan’s efforts to downplay America’s role in its fight against the Taliban, al-Qaeda and other terror groups, the officials told the newspaper.
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