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It's Advantage Pakistan As US-Taliban Peace Agreement Makes India Wary

Pakistan is certain to extract its pound of flesh for bringing Taliban to the talks table with US. Anti-India terrorist activities could also get a boost

It's Advantage Pakistan As US-Taliban Peace Agreement Makes India Wary
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Extrication from a long war is the trickiest of decisions. It can get tougher when the world’s most powerful nation—the United States—has to do it.

It took 19 years, the longest armed eng­agement in American history, for the US to realise that despite possessing by far the most modern army and sophisticated weaponry, it no longer wanted to play ‘policeman’ in Afghanistan, particularly when caught in a quagmire. Rather, it was prudent to cut losses and run.

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