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Question: Why is the military action failing in Pakistan’s tribal areas?

In his field report for BBC Urdu, Abdul Haye Kakar reveals that despite the ostensibly forceful military operation in Bajaur, the Taliban have full control of 4 out of 7 Tehsils in the area.

Why?

Because the tunnel-visioned ideologues within the establishment do not want this operation to be successful, i.e. they do not want to eliminate Jihadis and their training camps from the tribal areas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2008/10/081004_bajour_operation_ra.shtml