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Anbar in Waziristan



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NYT reports, “U.S. Considers Enlisting Tribes in Pakistan to Fight Al Qaeda.” In other words, we’re going to try to run a version of our Anbar strategy in Waziristan. This is most definitely worth trying. It may also be the best way around the inherent limitations on terror-fighting will and ability in Pakistan’s army. But for a variety of reasons transferring Anbar to Waziristan will not be easy. The Times article touches lightly on some key issues, but for background on what we face in Waziristan, see “Tribes of Terror,” my new piece for the Claremont Review of Books.



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