the firepower Pak possesses is more in conventional domain - to counter or thwart a regular army.
the TTP is a completely different beast - something in my opinion - the Pak army hasnt really focussed as much as it should have (COIN)
what are the demands of TTP ultimately?
to have less army in the FATA region
de-merger of FATA and having autonomy
and having implementation of sharia
I think Pak citizenry will agree on the sharia and implementation of islamic law - after all, Pak is based on the islam. that could be a start of de-toxing Pak from other cultures and start of implementation of islamic law - this includes banking, finance etc
Pak Army has more then a decade of experience in fighting a COIN War. The main reason of failure is too much leniency on our part, almost always going to negotiations.
And why should the demands of blood thirsty savages who decapitate people, curb women rights and all kinda disgusting things should be met? We can't just roll over to non state Indian sponsored thugs like that.
Gotta change the collective mindset of people, imo reducing terrorism in the long term falls to federal and provincial governments more than the army
Whole western border is manned by either Military or Paramilitary who both are staffed by Army officers, it's due to higher military staff's incompetence that TTP rises again and again, and according to some, deliberately raised by establishment.
Plus, it's the complete failure of ISI that they fail to pre empt the movement of Taliban from outside to Pakistan.
There has been upstick in attacks since Taliban came to power in Afghanistan. I told people to stop cheerleading for that to happen since TTP and Taliban are the same.
We dont need good or bad militant. A militant is a militant and needs to be eliminated. If our intelligence agencies keep on playing these games we will be stuck in the same loop.
Exactly, All Talibans either Afghan or Pak, are cut from the same cloth, blood thirsty savages.
They only understand the language of force, that's the reason they think millions of times before pulling this same shit with the Iranians.