Saturday, July 17, 2010

Don't Fear the Reaper (Unless You're in Waziristan)

These charts on US air strikes in Pakistan, courtesy of The Long War Journal, really show you where the action is happening in our remote-control air campaign against al Qaeda and the several Taliban factions in Pakistan. Of the 144 strikes conducted since 2004, 62% have hit targets in North Waziristan, and 32% have hit targets in South Waziristan.

The rest of Pakistan is almost entirely uninvolved. We should just call it the Waziristan War.

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