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Pakistan Draws a New Battle Line in the Afghan War

Oct 4, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Considering its aims in Afghanistan, Islamabad will push back against Washington's new strategy in the war against the Taliban.

By assisting both the United States and the Taliban throughout their nearly 16-year conflict, Pakistan has managed to benefit from an alliance with Washington, collecting over $33 billion in aid since 2002, while also pursuing its security objectives. But the United States' new plan for the war in Afghanistan has cast doubt on Islamabad's strategy.

(CHRIS HONDROS/Getty Images and PeterHermesFurion/iStock)

The country is digging in for a fight against the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, dimming the prospects for a resolution to the long-running conflict....

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