U.S., Pakistan reap benefits of cooperation against Taliban: PBS Worldfocus

Mullah Abdul Baradar is the most senior member of the Afghan Taliban captured in the eight-year war against the movement.

The joint raid conducted by U.S. and Pakistani special forces suggests a change in tactics by Pakistan’s ISI military intelligence service. For years ISI was reluctant to target the Taliban, a movement initially cultivated by Pakistan to counter Indian influence in Afghanistan.

For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Hassan Abbas, a former Pakistani government official who is now with the Asia Society and the Quaid-i-Azam Chair Professor at Columbia University’s South Asian Institute.

Arrest of Taliban Chief May Be Crucial for Pakistanis - NYT
Profile of Mullah Baradar - Newsweek
Secret Joint Raid Captures Taliban’s Top Commander - NYT


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