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Clarify U.S. Policy on Afghanistan: Designate Haqqani Network Terrorists
The Heritage Foundation ^ | August 21, 2012

Posted on 09/02/2012 6:36:33 PM PDT by nuconvert

For the past two years, the Obama Administration has pursued on-again, off-again reconciliation talks with Taliban leaders in an effort to bring an end to the Afghan war. As part of this process, it has wrestled with how to handle the Haqqani network, a Taliban affiliate organization headquartered in Pakistan’s tribal border areas that has extensive influence in eastern Afghanistan and is responsible for some of the most vicious attacks against coalition forces.

Congress recently passed legislation, which President Obama signed into law on August 10, requiring the Administration to determine within 30 days whether the Haqqani network should officially be classified as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and, if not, to explain its rationale. The decision will be watched closely in the region and will signal—to Afghans, Pakistanis, and terrorist leaders alike—the degree of U.S. commitment to uprooting terrorism from the region.

The U.S. should stand by its counterterrorism principles and identify this deadly terrorist organization for what it is. This would reduce Pakistani space for further delaying military operations against the group and assist the U.S. in attacking the group’s financial network.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; fto; haqqani; haqqaninetwork; obama; terrorists

1 posted on 09/02/2012 6:36:37 PM PDT by nuconvert
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2 posted on 09/02/2012 6:38:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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Pwn Mullah 0mar and then get out.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 6:38:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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CLOCK TICKING ON ADMINISTRATION TO DESIGNATE HAQQANIS TERRORISTS

yitbos

4 posted on 09/02/2012 7:04:23 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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The Haqqanis.....

Taliban rape tapes:
http://actforamerica.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/taliban-rape-tapes-a-muslim-abu-ghraib/


5 posted on 09/02/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Diogenesis

this seems to have been a heart wrenching decision for them


6 posted on 09/02/2012 8:12:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Pwn Mullah 0mar and then get out.

I think the evil Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the leader of the Haqqanis .... they can't leave him alive, either. He is reputed to be the worst man in central Asia, a monster.

Gulbuddin's gotta go.

7 posted on 09/03/2012 1:14:03 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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