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2009-02-12 India-Pakistan
Kilcullen calls for Big Reduction in Paki Drone Attacks
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Posted by Nimble Spemble 2009-02-12 09:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6477 views ]  Top

#1 Sorry, I know this aussie is a Petraeus favorite boy, but his stuff often - too often - strikes me as naieve and ridiculous. The quoted bit about building a partner in Pakistan is as silly as something you'd expect from most Brookings or major media or etc etc.

First, obviously - and without Feinstein's eff-up noted in another post here - the Paks are in very deeply on these strikes, and everyone knows it. Second, if you're killing AQ bigs and Taliban leadership effectively and with impunity, you're winning - Kilcullen's worry about "radicalizing" Paks betrays a way-not-ready-for-prime-time mentality. "Last resort"? Sorry, the guy's a lightweight with silly frameworks generating jejeune unpersuasive bromides.
Posted by Verlaine 2009-02-12 23:04||   2009-02-12 23:04|| Front Page Top

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