One such 'think tank is the RAND Corporation
"The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit research organization providing objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world."
RAND got fully crunk back in the day when Great Satan was methodically turning Fascism and Bushido Imperialism into flamming B 17 and B29 magnets. The nom de guerre' actually stands for 'Research And Development'
RAND Corp recently unleashed a very danging bit of psychic analysis about the Land of the Pure's Federated Tribal Lawless No Go Zones that are actually an R and R spot for Taliban, Al Qaeda and their fanboys, minions and foreign muscle.
Pakistani correspondent for the Times of London, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek, Zahid Hussain pointed out in his book "Frontline Pakistan" that
"As far as the Taliban were concerned, Pakistan looked to the other side
because they did not want to fight their former allies. This provided a very
valuable time for Taliban to regroup themselves in the tribal belt. One should
also understand that Taliban would never be a purely Afghan phenomena, but a
Pakistan as well as Afghan phenomena. So it was very easy for them to melt away
among the Pashtun population.
What Musharraf has failed to see is that internal security cannot be
maintained or cannot be established unless you really come down hard on those
who are fueling sectarian conflict and are involved in militancy. "
Rand Corps' new memo takes it further. “Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan” pretty much says that if Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan are not destroyed along with key inhabitants there will be pure heck to pay for the long haul.
“Every successful insurgency in Afghanistan since 1979 enjoyed safe haven
in neighboring countries, and the current insurgency is no different. Right now,
the Taliban and other groups are getting help from individuals within Pakistan's
government, and until that ends, the region's long-term security is in
The study finds that these intolerant insurgent posses hide out in Pakistan's Federally UnAdministered Tribal Areas, North West Frontier Province, and Balochistan Province. These cats routinely stash and traffic in weaponry, ammo and bling into Afghanistan from Pakistan, and a number of personal kamikazes magically appear from Afghan refugee camps based in Pakistan.
“Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan” examines the beginning of Afghanistan's resurfacing Talibanstan insurgency, the most important factors that influenced counterinsurgency efforts and the capabilities that Great Satan could very well use to turn these sanctuaries into flamming cruise missile magnets complete with midnight visits from see in the dark professional killers in an effort to wage an effective counterinsurgency campaign.
Art "Somewhere between the middle-east and the subcontinent" by ChAn GeZi