The Dangerous Pakistani Nuclear Horn: Daniel 8

Opinion: The time for equivocating about a nuclear-armed, Taliban-friendly Pakistan is over

Opinion by John R. Bolton

Yesterday at 4:49 p.m. EDT

John R. Bolton served as national security adviser under President Donald Trump and is the author of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.”

Many profound ramifications of America’s exodus from Afghanistan are competing for attention. Among the top challenges, Pakistan’s future stands out. For decades, Islamabad has recklessly pursued nuclear weapons and aided Islamist terrorism — threats that U.S. policymakers have consistently underestimated or mishandled. With Kabul’s fall, the time for neglect or equivocation is over.

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