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Pakistan: Take on the Taliban

The Asian country is right to send its army to fight against extremists—but it is only buying time

Activists gather at a July rally in support of the Pakistani army after the launch of military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan. © Masroor/Xinhua Press/Corbis

The military offensive this summer against the Pakistani Taliban in their stronghold of North Waziristan demonstrates yet again the resilience of Pakistan’s state and army. The Taliban rebels have been defeated in the field and split internally. But…

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