US National intelligence estimate: "we are losing."

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  1. Dallas News

    This is presumably the secret 'Grim' assessment referred to previously on threads here dating back to September.
    Grim NIE to be kept secret
  2. That's an old chestnut that keeps getting trotted out and to be honest gets my goat. There may be elements in the Pakistani Intelligence Services that collude with the Taleban and sections of the political establishment that support them, but the Army hates them like poison and they're taking casualties in the tribal areas trying to root them out.

    Civil society in Pakistan doesn't work the way ours does: in the northern regions, it barely works at all. It's expecting a bit much to have them extend their writ all the way to the Durand Line when we struggled to exert Crown authority in South Armagh for so long. It's not for lack of heart, it's just that these things take time.