Time our security establishment learnt from the systemic changes and reform that has been attempted by the US in the two decades between the disaster in Iran, the 9/11 attack and the subsequent war against terror in Afghanistan
Instead of continuing to depend only on Drone strikes, the US should adopt a three-pronged strategy of a sustained campaign involving the use of Drones, Cruise missiles and the Afghan covert action forces.
While Maoists remain on a rampage, political parties are busy scored, even as some idiot solutions do the rounds: deployment of an already overstretched Army, and imposition of President’s rule in the state
Once again, as in 1971, outsiders advise India against war, but offer no realistic plan to destroy the infrastructure of terrorism infesting Pakistan and endangering the world. War clouds will continue to gather as three key equations change.
'Tough laws' or hollow metastructures like the NIA are no solutions to terror. What is needed is greater efficiency and capability in the execution of the quotidian tasks of anti-crime and anti-terrorist intelligence and operations, policing, enforce
So what are we to make of the Pakistan army chief's latest on ground actions by US forces inside Pakistani territory? Is it a proforma protest to conceal any secret approval of such raids or an expression of genuine indignation?
US Special Forces launch a hit and withdraw attack in South Waziristan, indicating what may have been decided in the secret meeting on board an American aircraft-carrier on August 26, 2008 between Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Sta