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Waqas Mirza

Good Taliban, Bad Taliban: Pakistan’s Double Game and the US War on Terror

[Maulvi Nazir, a militant leader close to the Pakistani military, was killed in a US drone strike. Image from AP.]

The start of 2013 brought a fresh upsurge of US drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, killing between twenty-three and forty-four people. Since 2008, when President George W. Bush ordered increased strikes on “militants” and associated “infrastructure targets” in these areas, killings have been a constant occurrence. President Barack Obama not only continued this policy, but escalated it dramatically. Of the 360 total strikes documented ...

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Waqas Mirza


Waqas Mirza is a writer focusing on US foreign policy and the War on Terror. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Political Science.