What is state failure? See my conceptualisation of state failure on the right flank below.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


"With the United States missile attack on an important Taliban compound in Azam Warsak village in the South Waziristan tribal area in the early hours of Thursday, a new phase in the regional "war on terror" - joint Pakistan-North Atlantic Treaty Organization strikes - has begun.
The pre-dawn strike by an unmanned US Predator drone demolished a building, killing up to 12 suspected militants. Asia Times Online contacts in the area claim that the drone took off from Peshawar airfield, making it the first Pakistan-NATO military strike."
The observation of the presence of US UAVs in Pakistan is confirmed now, at least for one occasion in the past. Photo illustration of US drones at an airbase in Pakistan, in 2006. Not necessarily near Peshawar, and certainly not a first in 2008, though.

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