Eliminate Taliban Sanctuaries in Pakistan to Win Afghan War, Says Ex-US Army Official

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Source: News18

A former US Army official has said that to win the war against Taliban in Afghanistan, it is essential to destroy their safe havens in Pakistan, alleging that Pak military provides intelligence, training and logistics assistance to them.

“What’s required is a new strategy with a commitment to force the elimination of sanctuaries in Pakistan,”General (rtd) John M Keane, a former vice chief of the army and chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, told members of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats. “Taliban sanctuaries exist in Pakistan where the Pakistan military provides intelligence, training, and logistics assistance to enhance the Taliban operational performance while providing continuous safe haven,” he said.


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