Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Other Part of the Taliban War

This article explains our expanding role in Pakistan's tribal area with special forces and drone attacks now done in support of Pakistani military operations and not just head shots at al Qaeda leaders.

I've long held that our efforts in Afghansitan require a Pakistan component to work since our enemy in Afghansitan straddles both sides of the border. Although Pakistan has escalated their effort a great deal and we are helping them, the Pakistani side of the border has not become the dominant front as I expected, given that we've escalated our troop strength in Afghanistan to levels well above what I have thought is necessary to win.