Endless War Becomes Ever More Endless

—By Kevin Drum

The Obama administration plans to step up its attacks against the Taliban in Pakistan whether Pakistan likes it or not:

In what amounts to an ultimatum, administration officials have indicated that the United States will act unilaterally if Pakistan does not comply. White House officials and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta are said to be adamant in their determination to change the approach, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity about internal administration deliberations.

Although he declined to provide details, Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday that “we are going to take whatever steps are necessary to protect our forces” in Afghanistan from attacks by the Haqqani network, which has had a long relationship with Pakistan’s intelligence service.

Read more at  Mother Jones: Endless War Becomes Ever More Endless

 

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