Winning the War, then Keeping the Peace
Winning the War, then Keeping the Peace
Saturday, May 30,2009 06:07
By Cecile

The Economist tells Pakistan that in regards to the offensive with the Taliban “after the battle, prove you’re a state.” If it’s to be successful, the government must train and equip the provincial police and local administration, and also oversee vital economic development. “The government’s failure to plan for this in the past, far less achieve it, has been the main reason for the Taliban’s recent success…Unless it attends to these basics, Pakistan will neither turn back the Taliban nor retain popular support for its efforts.”

 

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