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Role of Pakistan

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Submitted by Cary S Hillebrand (United States), Sep 3, 2021 at 20:43

Jack, I agree. Also, Pakistan wants to have a submissive client state such as
Taliban controlled Afghanistan in its rear to offer strategic depth in any future armed confrontation with India. What I fail to understand is why the West and the US in particular permitted Pakistan to play a double game: giving the illusion of being a western ally and at the same time supporting the Taliban. All this while NATO and American troops were engaged in combat with the Taliban,

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