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Pakistan, where the cautionary tales of future counterinsurgency texts are being written today


 

“Earlier Pakistani campaigns against the Taliban do not offer an encouraging precedent. In Bajaur, a part of the tribal areas, two main economic centers, the market towns of Loe Sam and Inayat Kalay, remain in ruins nearly eight months after the army smashed them in pursuit of the Taliban and claimed victory.”

— “Taliban Losses No Sure Gains for Pakistanis,” New York Times


 

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