Bill Roggio writes at the Weekly Standard: Invest In Pakistan’s Military At Own Risk
The Pakistanis are complaining that we’re not funding their military build-up quickly enough.
So what has this investment bought the United States? The Taliban have taken control of all seven of the tribal agencies bordering Afghanistan and is in control or has a strong presence in much of northwestern Pakistan. The Taliban, al Qaeda, and a host of jihadi groups maintain training camps throughout the region. Last summer, U.S. military and intelligence officials told me there are more than 150 camps and more than 400 support locations (safe houses, weapons storage locations, etc.) in the northwest.
And remember the much-publicized drilling for anti-UAV fire? Are they wanting us to supply the ammunition so they can shoot down the Predators we’re having to use because they aren’t doing their job well enough?