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Walking with Warriors: Dispatches From Waziristan

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  • #16
    Originally posted by zraver View Post
    The PA is one of the largest and best funded armies in Asia. Only India and China have bigger armies and neither has a technological edge over the PA. More and all too typical excuse making. 1.2 million troops, 3000 tanks, over a thousand artillery pieces, hundreds of combat aircraft....
    One of the largest, yes.

    One of the best funded, no.

    COIN operations beyond the initial 'clearing phase' require a lot more than just 'tanks, artillery pieces and combat aircraft', not to mention the need to balance the deployment of those assets against the massive Indian military deployment along the LoC and IB.
    Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic state to be ruled by priests with a divine mission - Jinnah