There is no reason to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit.
It’s not militants getting their hands on its nuclear weapons that Pakistan fears, but the United States.
Terrorism is not a statistic for the Pakistanis.
The current U.S. strategy to confront its antagonists reflects a decade of missteps and misunderstandings.
The United States may mount attacks on Pakistani soil, but the Pakistani military actually invades Afghanistan.
To Washington, hospitality shown by the Haqqani network toward al Qaeda is probably another reason for the U.S. to remain in Afghanistan.