November 18, 2007

THE FREE-FIRE ZONE:

U.S. considers enlisting tribes in Pakistan to fight Al Qaeda (Eric Schmitt, Mark Mazzetti and Carlotta Gall, November 18, 2007, NY Times)

A new and classified American military proposal outlines an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as part of a broader effort to bolster Pakistani forces against an expanding militancy, American military officials said.

That which makes it ungovernable for Pakistan makes it ungovernable for al Qaeda.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 18, 2007 9:27 PM
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