Analysis: From Hammer And Anvil To Drones

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From Hammer and Anvil to Drones. Early in the War the United States wanted Pakistan to act as Anvil while it hammers Taliban and Afghan fighters in Afghanistan. Since the border on the Paksitani side was not guarded, Taliban and Al Qaeda Militants managed to sneak into their hideouts in Waziristan. Many operations like “operation Apollo”, “Operation Anaconda” and “Battle of Tora Bora” hammerd Taliban but the anvil simply wasn’t there (refrence Donald Wright et all. Combat Studies Institute Press, Different kind of war) Donald P. Wright & al., A Different Kind of War : The United States Army in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) October 2001-September 2005, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. : Combat Studies Institute Press, 2009 p.173 . With all the reluctance, Pakistan deployed a meager number of its security forces in the North Waziristan …show more content…
At the end of the day in it appears that in this bloody game of International Politics both sides across the Durand Line are using militants as proxies to extend their interests at the cost of Pastuns living in the borderlands.

Socio Economic effects of War on Terror on the borderlands.

Pashtuns Live on either side of the Border. As President Hamid Karzai said the line has divided two brothers. Pashtuns strictly follow their rituals called Pashtunwali which (reference Laary P. Goodson, Afghanistan’s endless war: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001). is based on:
Hewad: Love and defense of all Pashtun People
Nang: Pride, prestige, etsteem
Meranah: Service to Manhood
Milmastia: Hospitality and complete protection of guest
Nanawati: Requirement to provide asylum/refugee even to bitter enemies if

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