President Obama outlined his strategy on a way forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Al Qaeda and the Taliban threaten the United States, its allies, and both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The President said, “We will act with the full recognition that our success in Afghanistan is inextricably linked to our partnership with Pakistan. We’re in Afghanistan to prevent a cancer from once again spreading through that country. But this same cancer has also taken root in the border region of Pakistan. That’s why we need a strategy that works on both sides of the border.”
With different situations in each country, how can the United States best help Afghans and Pakistanis counter extremism and promote stability?