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Offensive in Waziristan?



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Debkafile is reporting that Pakistan is moving tens of thousands of troops into Waziristan for a major counter-terror offensive. I’ve seen one other report to this effect from an obscure Asian source. As of now, I think we’ve got to take reports of a major Pakistani offensive against al Qaeda and the Taliban in their Waziristan refuge as very unconfirmed indeed. Still, the situation bears watching. Meanwhile, if you want to know what life in Waziristan is really like, and what that means for the war on terror, check out my new piece for the Claremont Review of Books, “Tribes of Terror.”



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