would not have been necessary were the Pakistani government in control of its own territory and its own intelligence assets. It isn't.
And the Himalayas should be made out of candy. Pakistan and Afghanistan are geopolitically ungovernable. The U.K., Russia, and the United States couldn't control Pakistan. The U.S., India, or Pakistan can't control Pakistan. That's the way it is.
I’m inclined to agree, at least with respect to the tribal regions. This wasn’t there, though, this was spitting distance to Islamabad. Both OBL and the SEALs were there because the Pakistanis couldn’t control even that, which is, I’m guessing from the story, the point of the report. That’s a little worrisome for a nuclear power.
Another international crisis group trustee.
Anytime there is something going on in the world that ain’t quite right its always a good idea to check the names.