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Why Trump is right to get tough with Pakistan

The new strategy is not only comprehensive but also a major evolution in American policy

Zalmay Khalilzad | NYT 

President Trump deserves high marks for his new Afghanistan strategy. It is bold, reasoned and offers the prospect of success against the violent Islamist groups of the region. But it will also face opposition in the region. The president will have to show an unflagging commitment to the cause and be prepared to respond to moves by adversaries to disrupt his plan. The deliberative process worked well to arrive at this strategy. The administration reviewed American interests and objectives broadly, and all the key agencies participated effectively. The president’s admission ...

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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 09:27 IST