With nuclear missiles and a hotbed of terrorists, Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Washington's aggressive new approach toward insurgent groups in Pakistan, particularly the Haqqani network, is crucial.
America’s sometime ally Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world – with at least 100 nuclear missiles and a hotbed of terrorists not friendly to America. The time has come for the United States to display the tough love that tough partnerships sometimes require. Fortunately, Washington has now begun a more aggressive approach toward insurgent groups operating out of Pakistan, particularly the Haqqani network.
The Haqqani network has been attacking US soldiers in neighboring Afghanistan and is believed to be responsible for the Sept. 13 assault on the US Embassy in Kabul. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency is accused by high American officials of supporting and protecting the Haqqani network, which is closely allied with Al Qaeda.
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