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Six killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan

Discussion in 'Pakistan's Internal Security' started by FarazUSA, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. notsuperstitious

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    That sounds easy!
     
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    i just talked while practically it is extremely difficult task.
     
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    One can't completely defeat such an enemy BUT just to share some experience from India on fighting insurgencies (and India probably has more experience and success than most countries) is that India uses area domination and quick response networks eventually followed by training local police. The strategy is expensive in men loss and money. But Pakistan is already losing men and money even by acting like an undecided suicidal person.

    But more than military strategy, its the clarity of thought that counts. Indian govt is VERY CLEAR that only they hold the biggest stick and talks are allowed only against insurgents who are on the defensive.

    So you think such a strategy is possible?
     
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    I dont think so, taliban insurgency is difficult to handle due to un-natural durand line, same ethnic group with same tribes lie on both sides of durand. Even if pakistan takes drastic steps, as suggested by me, most of the taliban would run away to afghanistan from where they would continue to attack security forces, would continue to attack major generals.
    The real problem lies within military establishment of pakistan, their stance of good and bad taliban is nothing but double standards. Pakistan has to fully support afghan governament against afghan taliban to get rid of this entire taliban phenomena. Only strong, stable and peaceful afghanistan can bring peace in afghanistan. But if afghan taliban remain undefeated in join pak-afghan efforts then pakistan would be in big trouble as all taliban would become its enemies.
     
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    You are absolutely right about the double standards part. They have to go. In fact the clarity of thought that I mentioned, that's obviously missing in Pakistani decision makers.
     
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    That's not a bad idea. I think that in the long term making FATA a province would also help. In my view it is different from KPK and thus would evolve a different political system.
     
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    It is no secret that the drone strikes often benefit the Pakistani state. On May 29, for example, a drone missile strike killed the number two leader of the Pakistani Taliban (also referred to as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP), Waliur Rehman. The TTP has killed hundreds of Pakistani security forces and civilians in terrorist attacks throughout the country since its formation in 2007.