The Pakistani Nuclear Horn emerges as a winner: Revelation 8

Buying Taliban flags outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday.
Buying Taliban flags outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday.Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

Pakistan emerges as a winner. What will it do now?

Aug. 27, 2021

Just days after the Taliban took Kabul, their flag was flying high above a central mosque in Pakistan’s capital. It was an in-your-face gesture intended to spite the defeated Americans — and a sign of the real victors in the 20-year Afghan war.

Pakistan was ostensibly America’s partner in the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. But it was a relationship rived by duplicity and divided interests from its very start after 9/11. Pakistan’s intelligence service nurtured and protected Taliban assets inside Pakistan through the course of the war.

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